Urispas or flavoxate is a medication with anticholinergic (substance that blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the central and peripheral nervous system) and antimuscarinic (type of anticholinergic that blocks the activity of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors) properties.
Due to many medical conditions there may be pain or irritation while urinating. Urispas is used to provide relief from such pains. Individual who urinate often or experience problems of urinating many times at night can also take this pill.
When taken with other medications, Urispas can also be used to treat ulcer. It is also indicated to provide relief for the following symptoms interstitial cystitis, nocturia, urethritis and dysuria.
Urispas is available as 100mg tablet and it can be taken 2 to 3 times in a day. It can be taken with or without food but if the person experiences stomach upset it is better to take the medicine with food.
When the person witnesses any improvement in the symptoms he must consult his physician upon which the physician can reduce the dose of Urispas.
In case a person misses a dose of Urispas tablet, he can take it as soon after he remembers but, if the dose time is close enough for the next dose he can skip the previous one.
The person taking Urispas is not supposed to over dose or double dose this pill as it might result in harmful side effects.
Urispas is generally found to be tolerable but common side effects like blurred vision, dry mouth, headache, drowsiness and insomnia may happen in the initial stage of consuming the pill. People taking this pill should report his physician immediately if he witnesses any of these side effects often or for longer duration.
There are many drugs that are found to interact with Urispas. Drug interaction changes the way a drug acts on the body of a person. Aspirin, Darvon, Kato and Lidocaine are some of the drugs that are found to interact with flavoxate. To avoid drug interactions it is better to inform the doctor about other prescription and over-the-counter drugs that are taken by the person while he is on treatment with Urispas.
If you have a medical history of urinary problems, glaucoma, problems in prostate gland, troubles in digestive tract, do get advice from your doctor before using Urispas.