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Urinary antispasmodic (By mouth)

Treats overactive bladder and incontinence.

Brand Name(s):

Detrol LA, Ditropan XL, VESIcare, Enablex, Detrol, Pamine Forte, Urogesic-Blue, Uta, Urelle, Urimar-T, Pamine, Symax DuoTab, Uretron DS, Cystemms-V, Utrona-C

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Make sure your doctor knows if you have had an allergic reaction to any medicine. Tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, trouble urinating, or a blockage in your digestive system.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Dissolving Tablet, Coated Tablet, Long Acting Capsule, Capsule

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach. Take this medicine 1 hour before a meal.
  • Drink extra fluids so you will pass more urine while you are using this medicine. This will keep your kidneys working well and help prevent kidney problems.
  • This medicine is available in several different forms. Sometimes the tablet or capsule has to be swallowed whole. Do not chew or crush any tablet or capsule that has to be swallowed whole. Sometimes the capsule can be opened and sprinkled on soft food. Ask your pharmacist how to take the specific kind of medicine that you are using. Make sure you understand all the directions, so you will get the right amount of medicine.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

If a dose is missed:

  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, wait until 1 hour before your next meal to take the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Many other medicines can interfere with antispasmodic medicines. This includes nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines and herbal products. Make sure your doctor knows about all other medicines you are using.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, a bladder obstruction, or if you cannot urinate properly. Your doctor will need to know if you have colitis, myasthenia gravis, or other problems with digestion.
  • This medicine may make it easier for you to have heat stroke. Be careful to avoid over-exertion when you are in a hot environment or outdoors on a hot day. Signs of heat stroke include fever, extreme thirst, hot dry skin, dizziness, confusion, and muscle cramps.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert. Drowsiness could be made worse if you drink alcohol.
  • Prosed® EC contains methylene blue. Using this medicine may cause your urine or stools to turn a blue or blue-green color. This is normal. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about this.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
  • Chest pain, fast or uneven heartbeat.
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate.
  • Painful or difficult urination.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Bad taste in your mouth.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Dry mouth or throat.
  • Headache.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or constipation.
  • Upset stomach, gas, or bloating.
  • Warmth or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 6/12/2013
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