What is Fesoterodine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Fesoterodine is used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Overactive bladder 33 21
Bladder problems 20 9
Urinary incontinence 17 10
Interstitial cystitis 2 0
Neurogenic bladder 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 9
Moderate 8
Mild 6
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fesoterodine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 7
Constipation 3
Dry eyes 3
Blurry vision 2
Bladder problems 1
Dehydration 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fesoterodine

Dosage Patients Percentage
8 mg daily 3
4 mg daily 2
4 mg every other day 1
64 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fesoterodine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 6
Side effects too severe 6
Did not seem to work 5
Change in health plan coverage 4
Expense 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking Fesoterodine

Duration

Currently taking Fesoterodine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fesoterodine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 32
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 7
< $25 12
Not specified 17

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fesoterodine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 7
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 2
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 1

Patients stopped taking Fesoterodine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 3
Trospium (Sanctura) 3
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 2
Alfuzosin (Uroxatral) 1
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Fesoterodine

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary incontinence)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sudden complete dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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