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What Is Fesoterodine Used For?

How Does It Work?

Fesoterodine belongs to a group of drugs known as anticholinergic or antimuscarinic medications. It works by blocking certain receptors (called muscarinic receptors) in the bladder, relaxing the muscles of the bladder. Since an overactive bladder is often caused by bladder muscles that contract too frequently and uncontrollably, fesoterodine can help relieve many of the symptoms of an overactive bladder.
 
Anticholinergic medications (including fesoterodine) have effects on the entire body, not just the bladder. This can cause numerous different side effects that can limit the usefulness of such medications for some people (see Side Effects of Fesoterodine for more information).
 

Can It Be Used in Children?

Fesoterodine is not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using fesoterodine in children.
 

Off-Label Fesoterodine Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend fesoterodine for treating something other than an overactive bladder. At this time, however, there are no universally accepted off-label uses for this medication.
 
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