What is Darifenacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Enablex Emselex Darilong

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Darifenacin is an antimuscarinic. It is used to treat overactive bladder, and works by relaxing the bladder muscles to prevent urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 49 16
Urinary urgency 17 8
Frequent urination 15 12
Incontinence 4 1
Bladder irritability 3 1
Bladder leakage 2 0

Show all 16 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 6
Mild 9
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Darifenacin

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 8
Constipation 2
Urinary hesitancy 2
Difficulty chewing 1
Dizziness 1
Excessive dry mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Darifenacin

Dosage Patients
7.5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Darifenacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 16
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 5
Other 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 41 patients who’ve stopped taking Darifenacin

Duration

Currently taking Darifenacin

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Darifenacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 27
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 7
< $25 10
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Darifenacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 1

Patients stopped taking Darifenacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 2
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 1
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Darifenacin

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LindaB
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LindaB
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: severe
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See LindaB's full Darifenacin history

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Incontinence)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
EEisme
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EEisme
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See EEisme's full Darifenacin history

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
mislissa1029
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mislissa1029
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See mislissa1029's full Darifenacin history

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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