What is Enablex?Enablex is a medication used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, including frequent urination, urgency (increased need to urinate), and urge incontinence (inability to control urination).
What is the most important information I should know about Enablex?Enablex can cause blurred vision or dizziness. Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how Enablex affects you.
Who should not take Enablex?Do not take Enablex if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Also, do not take Enablex if you are not able to empty your bladder (urinary retention), have delayed or slow emptying of your stomach (gastric retention), or if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes).
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Enablex?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Enablex. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have any stomach or intestinal problems, problems with constipation, have trouble emptying your bladder or you have a weak urine stream, have liver problems, or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The recommended starting dose is 7.5 milligrams (mg) once a day. Your doctor may give you a higher dose depending on your needs.
How should I take Enablex?Enablex should be taken once a day with or without food. Enablex should be swallowed whole and should not be crushed, split, or chewed.
What should I avoid while taking Enablex?Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how Enablex affects you.
Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather or during activity.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Enablex?If Enablex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Enablex with the following: clarithromycin, digoxin, flecainide, itraconazole, ketoconazole, midazolam, nefazadone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, scopolamine, thioridazine, and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline and imipramine.
What are the possible side effects of Enablex?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: blurred vision, constipation, dry mouth, headache, heartburn, nausea, overheated feeling, urinary tract infection
Can I receive Enablex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Enablex during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Enablex?If you miss a dose of Enablex, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Enablex?Store at room temperature.