Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Urispas (flavoxate HCl) is a synthetic urinary tract spasmolytic used to treat bladder symptoms such as frequent or urgent urination, increased nighttime urination, bladder pain, and incontinence (urine leakage). These bladder symptoms are often caused by overactive bladder, prostate enlargement, bladder infections, or irritation of the urethra. Urispas is not an antibiotic, and does not cure infections. Urispas is available in generic form. Common side effects of Urispas include:
- dry mouth,
- spinning sensation,
- blurred vision,
- nervousness, and
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Urispas including:
- mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion), or
- eye pain.
The dose of Urispas for adults and children over 12 years of age is one or two 100 mg tablets 3 or 4 times a day. This drug is not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Urispas may interact with other bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin, oxybutynin, tolterodine, or solifenacin. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. During pregnancy, Urispas should be used only when prescribed. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Urispas (flavoxate HCl) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using flavoxate and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- hot, dry skin and extreme thirst;
- pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest; or
- urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dry mouth;
- blurred vision;
- nausea, vomiting;
- drowsiness, nervousness;
- spinning sensation;
- headache; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Urispas (Flavoxate HCl)
The following adverse reactions have been observed, but there are not enough data to support an estimate of their frequency.
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth.
CNS: Vertigo, headache, mental confusion, especially in the elderly, drowsiness, nervousness.
Hematologic: Leukopenia (one case which was reversible upon discontinuation of the drug).
Cardiovascular: Tachycardia and palpitation.
Ophthalmic: Increased ocular tension, blurred vision, disturbance in eye accommodation.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Urispas (Flavoxate HCl)
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