Studies have shown fesoterodine to be effective for relieving many of the symptoms of an overactive bladder. In clinical studies, people who took this medication experienced a significant reduction in the frequency of wetting accidents. Additionally, people who took the medication used the bathroom less frequently and were able to pass more urine each time they used the bathroom (the frequent muscle contractions of an overactive bladder usually prevent the bladder from holding a normal amount of urine).
General considerations include the following:
- Fesoterodine comes in extended-release tablet form. It is taken just once a day.
- Because this is an extended-release medication, it should be swallowed whole with liquids. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablets.
- You can take fesoterodine on an empty stomach or with food. If it seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Fesoterodine should be taken at the same time each day, in order to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
The dose of fesoterodine that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to this medication
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Fesoterodine Dosage for more information.)