Fesoterodine Alcohol Interaction

Fesoterodine Alcohol

Fesoterodine is the generic name given to a drug which is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence and works by reducing spasms of the bladder muscles. It is known as an antimuscarinic agent and works by blocking a chemical that causes contractions of the bladder.

It is suggested, moderate drinking only as the effectiveness of the drug could be comprised and the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected. Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, if using alcohol or street drugs, narcotic pain medicine, sedatives, tranquilizers, drugs for depression or anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia, history of drug or alcohol addiction, history of epilepsy or seizure disorder, head injury, if taking an antidepressant, muscle relaxer, narcotic, antipsychotic or medication for nausea and vomiting, have kidney disease, cirrhosis, other liver disease, stomach disorder or a history of depression, mental illness or suicidal thoughts.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, blurred vision, dizzy, drowsy, constipation, stomach pain, upset stomach, cough, dry throat, back pain or insomnia. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, chest pain, fast uneven heart rate, swelling of hands or feet, changes in urination, painful or difficult urination.If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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