Fesoterodine is a medication licensed for the treatment of an overactive bladder. It is available by prescription only and comes as extended-release tablets. By relaxing the muscles of the bladder, the drug can help relieve common symptoms of an overactive bladder (such as frequent urination and leaking accidents). Potential side effects include indigestion or heartburn, dry eyes, dry mouth, and constipation.
Fesoterodine fumarate (Toviaz™) is a prescription overactive bladder medication. Specifically, it is approved to help treat the following symptoms of an overactive bladder:
- Sudden, frequent urges to urinate
- Frequent urination (usually defined as needing to go more than eight times in 24 hours)
- Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence).
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with fesoterodine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of fesoterodine include, but are not limited to:
- Constipation (see Toviaz and Constipation)
- Dry mouth (see Toviaz and Dry Mouth)
- Dry eyes
- Indigestion or heartburn.
(Click Side Effects of Fesoterodine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)