Active Ingredient: This medicine has active ingredient Flavoxate, which is a synthetic parasympatholytic with antimuscarinic, muscle relaxant and urinary antispasmodic properties. It binds and inhibits muscarinic receptors, so as to suppress the micturition reflex and increases urinary bladder capacity by modifying the micturition center in the brain stem. Additionally, this agent has been found to inhibit cyclic AMP formation in striatal membranes of the brain through stimulation of pertussis toxin-sensitive G protein-coupled receptors which in turn suppress isovolumetric urinary bladder contraction.
Indications: Given medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Urispas is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, frequent trips to the bathroom, and bladder pain. This medication does not treat the cause of your bladder symptoms.
Action Mechanism: Flavoxate composed medicine Urispas belongs to the class of medications called antispasmodics. It is used to treat painful urination, urgency of urination, frequent urination at night, and incontinence. It works by decreasing muscle spasms in the urinary tract and bladder. Beneficial effects on the bladder muscles may occur as quickly as 2 to 3 hours after taking the medication.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: It is an oral drug, usually consumed 3-4 times a day or as directed by the doctor. Take with food if stomach upset occurs
Note: This medicine is not recommended if you have bleeding or a blockage in your digestive tract, a bladder obstruction, or if you are unable to urinate.
How does Urispas work?
Urispas belongs to the class of medications called antispasmodics. This medication is used to treat painful urination, urgency of urination, frequent urination at night, and incontinence. Urispas works by decreasing muscle spasms in the urinary tract and bladder.
What form does Urispas come in?
This Urispas is available as a 200 mg tablet.
Who should not take Urispas medication?
Whoever is under 12 years of age, or has a blockage of the lower urinary tract, or a swallowing disorder called achalasia, or obstruction of the stomach or intestines, or stomach bleeding should not take Urispas.
What side effects are possible with this Urispas?
Many Urispas can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication.
What other drugs could interact with this Urispas?
There may be an interaction between Urispas and potassium chloride.