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To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use a saliva substitute.
To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated, consult your pharmacist for help in choosing a laxative (such as stimulant-type with stool softener).
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: constipation lasting 3 or more days, severe stomach/abdominal pain, trouble urinating, signs of kidney infection (such as burning/painful urination, lower back pain, fever).
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: fast heartbeat, fainting.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following signs of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate extended-release tablets) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking fesoterodine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to tolterodine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: problems emptying your bladder (urinary retention), severe blockage of stomach/intestines (gastric obstruction/retention).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other bladder problems (such as bladder outflow obstruction, enlarged prostate), slowed movement of stomach/intestines, stomach/intestinal disease (such as ulcerative colitis), severe constipation, a certain eye condition (narrow-angle glaucoma), kidney disease, liver disease, a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication can cause decreased sweating. Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, saunas, or during exercise or other strenuous activities since heatstroke may occur.
Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness, dry mouth, and constipation.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk and the effect on a nursing infant is unknown. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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