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Molecule Description

Darifenacin is used to treat an overactive bladder. Thus it helps to keep more

urine in the bladder, and you can get a longer time interval between urination.


Uses of Darifenacin

Darifenacin is utilized to treat overactive bladder with symptoms such as going to the toilet frequently, wetting yourself (urinary incontinence).

Contraindications of Darifenacin

When should one not use Darifenacin

  • Darifenacin should not be taken if you have:
  • Allergy to Darifenacin
  • Urinary obstruction
  • Elevated pressure in the eye (narrow-angle glaucoma)
  • Blockage to clear bowel (constipation)
  • Swelling and infection of the intestine (severe ulcerative colitis or toxic megacolon)
  • Disorder of the nervous system that causes muscle weakness (Myasthenia Gravis)
  • Liver disease

Side effects of Darifenacin

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Blockage to clear bowel (constipation)
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness

Precautions and Warnings of Darifenacin



Can I take Darifenacin during pregnancy?
It is unknown if Darifenacin is harmful to the unborn child. It is better to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy before you start this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Darifenacin while breastfeeding?
If you are a breastfeeding mother, you must use this medicine with caution as it may pass into breast milk. Talk to your doctor and discuss the same.


Can I drive if I have consumed Darifenacin?
Taking this medicine may make you feel weak, tremor, sleepiness or fit. Do not drive if this happens to you.


Can I consume alcohol with Darifenacin?
Taking alcohol with this medicine may lead to cause more weakness or sleepiness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Taking this medicine may make you sweat less or sometimes make you more likely to get heatstroke. Whenever the weather is warm, you should drink plenty of fluids and should dress lightly. In case if y...
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Mode of Action of Darifenacin

How Does It Work?

It acts by relaxing the bladder muscles and enables you to control the urine, and it also increases the amount of urine that your bladder can hold.

Interactions of Darifenacin

Interactions with other medicines

  • It is essential to let your doctor know about all medicines you are taking
  • Tell the doctor about vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or planning to take. Be sure to give an account of any of the following:
  • Drugs to treat depression such as Amitriptyline (Elavil), Amoxapine (Asendin), Clomipramine (Anafranil), etc.
  • Drugs(antibiotics, antiviral, anti-fungal, etc.) to treat infections

Interactions with food items

Avoid the consumption of grape juice with this medication, as it may increase the amount of medicine in the blood.

Dosage of Darifenacin


Overdose can cause vision problems. Seek emergency medical help immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dos...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What special dietary instructions should I follow?

A: One can continue his/her regular diet unless otherwise suggested by the doctor.

Q: When to consume this medicine?

A: It is useful to take this medicine at around the same time every day, with plenty of water. You can take Darifenacin with or without food.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)
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