Dariten OD (Darifenacin)
What is Dariten OD (Darifenacin) used for?
Dariten OD (Darifenacin) is given as a treatment for an overactive bladder. It is effective in treating the symptoms of this condition, such as frequent urination, an urgent need to urinate and a lack of control of urination. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as antimuscarinics, which works by helping the muscles of the bladder to relax, thereby preventing uncontrolled or frequent urination.
How should I use Dariten OD (Darifenacin)?
Dariten OD (Darifenacin) controlled release tablets should be taken orally, with a full glass of water. You should swallow them whole, and never chew or crush them. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take one tablet per day, with or without food, however it is best to take it at the same time each day. Your physician may prescribe a low dosage at first, which may then be increased after 2 weeks. Never exceed the prescribed dosage.
What are the side effects of Dariten OD (Darifenacin)?
Some side effects of Dariten OD (Darifenacin) include:
It is important to note that this drug may also cause other more serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you notice dry, hot skin, severe thirst, persistent stomach pain, painful urination, back pain or fever.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dariten OD (Darifenacin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.