Toviaz and/or Equivalents
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|Toviaz 4mg and/or Equivalents||Toviaz|
|Toviaz 8mg and/or Equivalents||Toviaz|
Toviaz Drug Description
Toviaz is the brand name of a medicine that is prescribed in the treatment of Overactive Bladder (OAB) syndrome. OAB is more common in geriatric patients. At present, the average age of the population in most developed nations including Canada is increasing and OAB is poised to become a serious health concern in the near future. Symptoms of OAB include the urge to urinate frequently, sometimes more than eight times in a day. Sometimes, you may even leak urine before reaching the toilet (a condition known as urge incontinence). Though bladder training can help sometimes help you to curb the problem, taking suitable medication is the most effective solution. Toviaz is an extended-release tablet that is meant for oral administration. It is available in two strengths of 4mg and 8mg. The prime ingredient in Toviaz is fesoterodine fumarate. Toviaz 4mg tablet is light blue in colour, biconvex, oval shaped, film-coated and embossed with ‘FS’ on one side while Toviaz 8mg tablet is blue in colour, film-coated, biconvex, oval shaped and embossed with ‘FT’ on one side. Both the tablets contain glyceryl behenate, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose, soya lecithin, titanium dioxide, talc etc as the inactive ingredients. Toviaz 4mg and 8mg extended-release tablets are available in bottles with thirty or ninety tablets in each bottle. Toviaz is presented by Pfizer Inc.
Conditions Treated by Toviaz
Toviaz is prescribed by physicians for adults in the treatment of symptoms associated with overactive bladder. Typical symptoms include leaking of urine because of an uncontrolled need to urinate, having an urgent need to pass urine immediately and having to urinate too frequently throughout the day. Fesoterodine fumarate, the prime ingredient in Toviaz is an antimuscarinic agent that typically blocks the activity of a chemical that causes bladder contractions.
Toviaz Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
Typical dosage of any medication depends on different factors like age, body weight, present medical condition, past medical history, individual tolerance level etc and your physician is the best person to decide on a suitable dose for you. In general, the initial dosage of Toviaz is one 4mg tablet to be taken once daily. Depending on your condition, tolerability and response, your physician may increase it to 8mg per day. However, in patients with acute renal impairment and those on medications like itraconazole, ketoconazole and clarithromycin, the regular dose of Toviaz should not be more than 4mg per day.
b.) Missing a dose
In case you have missed your daily dose of Toviaz, take the tablet whenever you remember. However, skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose and continue with your normal dosage. Never take two doses together in order to compensate for a missed dose.
If you have overdosed Toviaz, consult your physician or local emergency centre immediately. Typical overdose symptoms include increased heartbeat, dry mouth and blurred vision.
Know everything about Toviaz from your physician before starting your treatment including its risks, benefits, precautions, side effects etc. Your doctor should know if you are allergic to fesoterodine fumarate (the prime ingredient) or any of the inactive ingredients in Toviaz. He/she should also know everything about your present medical condition, any other medicines you are taking presently or your past medical history. This will enable him/her to take the correct decision regarding your treatment with Toviaz. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to tolterodine, fesoterodine, if you are suffering from severe narrow-angled glaucoma, renal impairment, hepatic impairment, severe constipation, severe bladder obstruction, enlarged prostrate or myasthenia gravis. Avoid getting dehydrated or overheated during exercising, especially during the summer months while using Toviaz. The medication may decrease sweating and you would be at a risk of suffering a heat stroke Inform your physician immediately if you suffer from any allergic reactions like sudden swelling of tongue, larynx, lips and face along with acute itching (angiedema). Such a condition can lead to a swelling in your upper airway and become fatal. Your physician will then discontinue your treatment with Toviaz and administer proper therapy to normalize your air passage. One of the side effects of Toviaz is blurred vision and drowsiness. Do not drive, use machines or do any activity that requires alertness unless you are sure of yourself. Avoid consuming alcohol. Toviaz tablets should be swallowed whole with water without breaking, chewing or crushing it. Breaking the tablet may cause too much of the active ingredient to be released, leading to overdose symptoms. Take Toviaz exactly as advised by your physician and never alter doses or discontinue treatment without medical consultation. You can take the medication with or without food. Before taking Toviaz, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing. Always store Toviaz in a cool and dry place and away from the reach of children and pets. Never share your medicine with another person even if the symptoms are similar.
Toviaz Side Effects
All medicines cause side effects and Toviaz is no exception. However, side effects are not the same for every patient and will depend on your physical condition, tolerance, response etc. Moreover, the side effects can be temporary or permanent, mild or severe. Typical side effects of Toviaz include the following:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sudden swelling of face/lips/tongue/throat accompanied by severe itching
- Irregular heart beat
- Pain in the chest
- Infrequent urination or no urination for a prolonged period
- Difficulty in passing urine
- Blurred vision
- Stomach ache or upset stomach
- Dry throat
Toviaz Drug Interactions
It is common for the active and inactive ingredients of different medicines to interact with each other. Concomitant administration of Toviaz with another antimuscarinic agent can aggravate certain symptoms like constipation, urinary retention or dry mouth. Serious interactions can occur if Toviaz is prescribed along with pramlintide. You may also face adverse reactions if you take Toviaz and other medications such as antispasmodics (belladonna, dicyclomine etc), antihistamines, anticholinergic medicines, diazepams, muscle relaxants, psychiatric medications, narcotics (as pain relievers) and many other formulations. In order to ensure that Toviaz is absolutely safe for you, your physician should therefore know everything about all other medications you are using presently including non-prescription drugs, vitamins, health supplements, herbal preparations etc. He/she should also know about your addictions to alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or other street drugs.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.