Urispas (generically known as flavoxate) is a medication indicated to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent urination, urgency to urinate, and incontinence (urine leakage). It is a smooth-muscle relaxant and works by relaxing the muscles in the urinary tract. Urispas can be used to treat several bladder/urinary tract symptoms, such as painful urination, urgency, nocturia, suprapubic pain, frequency, and incontinence.
Uses and Dosage
Urispas is available as 200mg film-coated tablets, and it is taken by mouth three to four times per day, with or without food. Use Urispas exactly as prescribed by your doctor and to not exceed the recommended dose. As with any medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the potential risks and benefits of using it.
Your doctor may adjust your dosage based on your response to the medication and any side effects may experience. Do not take more or less Urispas than prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of Urispas, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not stop taking Urispas without first consulting your doctor, even if you feel better. Store Urispas at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
Common Side Effects of Urispas (Flavoxate):
- Dry mouth
- Pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
Serious Side Effects of Urispas (Flavoxate):
- Difficulty breathing
- Eye pain and
- Mood changes
- Swelling of your face lips tongue or throat
Form and strength
Urispas (Flavoxate) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 200 mg
- Flavoxate may cause side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches.
- Flavoxate may interact with other medications, including those that treat urinary tract infections or have anticholinergic effects.
- Use caution when driving or operating machinery, as Flavoxate may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
- Flavoxate should be used with caution in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma or urinary problems.
- Flavoxate may cause an increased risk of heatstroke or hyperthermia in hot weather or during strenuous exercise.
- Flavoxate should not be used in individuals with certain medical conditions, such as intestinal or urinary tract obstruction, myasthenia gravis, or an enlarged prostate.
- Flavoxate may cause difficulty in urinating or make existing urinary problems worse in some individuals.
- Flavoxate may not be appropriate for use in individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Flavoxate should be used with caution in individuals with liver or kidney disease.
- Drink plenty of fluids while taking Flavoxate to prevent dehydration.
- Flavoxate may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.
- Flavoxate may not be effective for all types of bladder or urinary tract problems, so discuss treatment options with a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Urispas be taken with other medications?
Urispas may interact with other medications, including those used to treat urinary tract infections or have anticholinergic effects. Talk to your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking before starting Urispas.
How long does it take for Urispas to work?
The onset of action for Urispas is generally within 1 hour after taking the medication. However, individual results may vary.
Can Urispas be used to treat other conditions?
Urispas is primarily used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder. It is not recommended for use in other conditions unless prescribed by a healthcare provider.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Urispas?
If you miss a dose of Urispas, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
Can Urispas cause addiction or dependence?
Urispas is not known to cause addiction or dependence.