Darilong (Darifenacin Hydrobromide)
What is Darilong (Darifenacin Hydrobromide) used for?
Darilong (Darifenacin) is a type of medicine called an antimuscarinic. It decreases the need to pass urine (urinary frequency), uncontrollable urges to pass urine (urinary urgency), and involuntary leakage of urine (urge urinary incontinence) due to an overactive bladder. The medication works by relaxing the detrusor muscle in the wall of the bladder. It does this by blocking receptors called muscarinic receptors that are found on the surface of the muscle cells. This prevents a natural body chemical called acetylcholine from acting on these receptors.
When acetylcholine acts on these receptors, it causes the detrusor muscle to contract and the bladder to empty. By blocking acetylcholine, Darilong helps the muscle in the bladder wall to relax. This reduces unstable, involuntary contractions of the bladder, increasing the capacity of the bladder to hold urine. This reduces the need to pass urine.
How should I use Darilong (Darifenacin Hydrobromide)?
The recommended dose of Darilong (Darifenacin) is 7.5 mg (1 tablet) once daily. It should be taken with a full glass of water with or without food. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, divided or crushed. Attend any scheduled appointments with your doctor to make any required adjustments to your treatment.
What are the side effects of Darilong (Darifenacin Hydrobromide)?
Darilong (Darifenacin) may cause side effects in some users. These may include the following:
Any persistent or worrying side effects should be reported to your doctor. This is important in case the symptoms indicate a problem requiring medical assistance.
Before using Darilong (Darifenacin), tell your doctor if you have any gastrointestinal problems including blockages, ulcers, or kidney problems. Also disclose any liver disease or glaucoma.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Darilong may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure you doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.