Generic name: Flavoxate – oral
Brand names: Urispas
Why is Urispas prescribed?
This pill relaxes the muscles of the urinary tract. It is used to relieve pain, burning, urinary urgency and frequency and other symptoms associated with urinary tract infections, bladder infections and prostate infections.
Urispas relieves the symptoms of the infection and must be taken along with an antibiotic which will treat the infection itself.
What are precautions before using and when using Urispas?
Tell your healthcare professional if you have: kidney problems, allergies, glaucoma, stomach or intestinal disorders.
Urispas can cause blurred vision and drowsiness. Be careful driving, operating machinery, or performing any activity that requires complete mental alertness until you know how you will react to Urispas.
This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare professional. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your healthcare professional before breast-feeding.
How should you take Urispas?
This drug is taken by mouth 3 or 4 times a day as directed by your medical assistant. Take this with food if stomach upset occurs.
Safety and effectiveness of Urispas in kids under 12 years of age have not been established.
What should you do if you miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
What should you do if you suspect an overdose?
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room right away. Symptoms of overdose may include unusually seizures, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, unusual dizziness or drowsiness, dry mouth, restlessness, blurred vision, disorientation, vomiting, flushed, hot, dry skin, nausea, dilated pupils and excessive thirst.
What side effects may occur?
Nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision and nervousness may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medicine. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
Urispas may make your mouth dry. Sucking on a hard candy, melting bits of ice or a chewing gum in your mouth can provide relief.
Notify your healthcare professional if you develop: a rapid pulse, eye pain, mental confusion, chest pain, skin rash, fever.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
What are possible food and drug interactions when taking Urispas?
Tell your medical assistant of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you take, especially of: blood pressure pills, antidepressants. Do not start or stop any drug without your medical assistant approval.
How should Urispas be stored?
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.