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Darifenacin: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking darifenacin if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Darifenacin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

How Does Darifenacin Work?

Darifenacin is one of a group of medications known as antimuscarinics or anticholinergics. It works by blocking specific receptors in the bladder, called muscarinic receptors, which helps the muscles of the bladder to relax. Since an overactive bladder is often due to muscle contractions that are too frequent and uncontrollable, darifenacin can help relieve many of the related symptoms.
 

Effects of Darifenacin

Studies have shown darifenacin to be effective in relieving many of the symptoms of an overactive bladder. In clinical studies, people who took the drug significantly reduced the frequency of wetting accidents. In addition, people who took darifenacin used the bathroom less frequently and were able to pass more urine each time (the frequent muscle contractions of an overactive bladder usually prevent the bladder from holding a normal amount of urine).
 
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