Generic name: Flavoxate hydrochlorideBrand names: Urispas
Urispas prevents spasms in the urinary tract and relieves the painful or difficult urination, urinary urgency, excessive nighttime urination, pubic area pain, frequency of urination, and inability to hold urine caused by urinary tract infections. Urispas is taken in combination with antibiotics to treat the infection.
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.
Take Urispas exactly as prescribed. Urispas may make your mouth dry. Sucking on a hard candy, chewing gum, or melting bits of ice in your mouth can provide relief.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, notify your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine whether it is safe for you to continue taking Urispas.
You should not take Urispas if you have stomach or intestinal blockage, muscle relaxation problems (especially the sphincter muscle), abdominal bleeding, or urinary tract blockage.
Use Urispas cautiously if you have the eye condition known as glaucoma.
No interactions involving Urispas have been noted.
The effects of Urispas during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Urispas may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If Urispas is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to stop breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
ADULTS AND CHILDREN OVER AGE 12
The usual dose of Urispas is one or two 100-milligram tablets 3 or 4 times a day.
When your symptoms have improved, your doctor may reduce the dosage.
Safety and effectiveness of Urispas in children under 12 years of age have not been established.
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Urispas, seek medical attention immediately.