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|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
|This drug is available in the following forms:|
Tablets, Extended Release
|View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:|
Enablex is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat the following symptoms due to a condition called overactive bladder:
- having a strong need to go to the bathroom right away, also called “urgency”
- leaking or wetting accidents, also called “urinary incontinence”
- having to go to the bathroom too often, also called “urinary frequency”
Enablex has not been studied in children.
Side Effects of Enablex
The most common side effects of Enablex are dry mouth and constipation.
Other less common side effects include:
- Blurred vision. Use caution while driving or doing dangerous activities until you know how Enablex affects you.
- Heat prostration due to decreased sweating can occur when drugs such as Enablex are used in a hot environment.
Who Should Not Take Enablex
Do not take Enablex if you:
- are not able to empty your bladder (also called “urinary retention”)
- have delayed or slow emptying of your stomach (also called “gastric retention”)
- have an eye problem called “uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma”
- are allergic to Enablex or any of its ingredients.
Interactions with Enablex
Enablex can interact with certain other medicines. Know the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare professional.
Your healthcare professional may have to adjust your dose or watch you more closely if you take the following medicines:
- ketoconazole (Nizoral) or itraconazole (Sporonox), antifungal medicines
- clarithromycin (Biaxin), an antibiotic medicine
- ritonivir or nelfinavir (Viracept), antiviral medicines
- nefazadone (Serzone), a depression medicine
- flecainide (Tambocor), an abnormal heartbeat (antiarrhythmia) medicine
- thioridazine (Mellaril), a mental disorder (antipsychotic) medicine
- a medicine called a tricyclic antidepressant
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