Urispas or Flavoxate is a drug with anticholinergic (substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system) and antimuscarinic (type of anticholinergic that blocks the activity of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors) effect.
Urispas is used for the treatment of pain or irritation during urination. People suffering from frequent urination or difficulty urinating can use this pill as well.
In combination with other drugs, Urispas can be used for the treatment of ulcer and relieving the symptoms of bladder pain syndrome, nocturia, bladder infection and dysuria (painful urination).
Take 100 mg (1 pill) of Urispas two or three time a day, irrespective of the mealtime. However, if you suffer from indigestion, you should take the drug during the meal.
When the patient notes any improvement in the symptoms, he/she should consult his/her doctor on the decrease of dosage.
If you skipped the dosage, take it as soon as possible. However, if it’s already time to take the next dosage, you should skip the missed dose and take only the scheduled one.
Avoid exceeding the dosage, as it can cause dangerous adverse effects.
Urispas is usually well tolerable. However, in the initial stage of treatment some patients may experience the following adverse effects: vision impairment, dryness in the mouth, head pain, sleepiness and insomnia. Patients using this drug must inform the doctor immediately if any of these adverse effects persist.
Some medicines (for example, Aspirin, Darvon, Kato and Lidocaine) can interact with Urispas (i.e. change their effect). You should inform your physician about any prescription and non- prescription medicines you’re currently taking to prevent drug interaction.
If you suffered from urinary retention, glaucoma, prostate diseases, digestive problems, consult your doctor before starting the treatment with Urispas.