Generic name: DarifenacinBrand names: Enablex
Enablex is a prescription medicine for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) in adults. Symptoms of OAB are having a strong need to go to the bathroom right away (urgency), leaking or wetting accidents (urinary incontinence), having to go to the bathroom too often (urinary frequency). This drug gives OAB symptom relief by targeting specific receptors on the bladder that cause involuntary muscle spasms. Enablex helps control the bladder muscle and helps restore control of urination.
Enablex may cause urinary retention (difficulty urinating), gastric retention (delayed emptying of the stomach), and narrow angle glaucoma.
Enablex should be taken once a day with liquid, with or without food. This drug should not be crushed, split, or chewed.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Enablex.
Do not take Enablex if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Also, do not take Enablex if you are not able to empty your bladder (urinary retention), have delayed or slow emptying of your stomach (gastric retention), or you have an eye problem called uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.
Avoid potentially hazardous activities (such as driving) when beginning treatment with Enablex. The drug may cause blurred vision.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Enablex. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have any stomach or intestinal problems, or problems with constipation; have trouble emptying your bladder or you have a weak urine stream; have an eye problem called narrow-angle glaucoma; have liver problems; or if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
If Enablex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Enablex with the following:
Antifungal medicinesClarithromycinFlecainideKetoconazoleItraconazoleNefazadoneNelfinavirRitonavirThioridazineTricyclic antidepressants
The effects of Enablex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking Enablex if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
The usual dosage of Enablex is 7.5 milligrams (mg) once a day.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.