Also Known As: Darifenacin, Enablex, Emselex

Darifenacin (trade name Enablex in US and CanadaEmselex in Europe) is a medicationused to treat urinary incontinence. It used to be marketed by Novartis; however in 2010 US rights for were sold to Warner Chilcott for 400 million US$.

Darifenacin works by blocking the M3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor, which is primarily responsible for bladder muscle contractions. It thereby decreases the urgency to urinate. It is not known whether this selectivity for the M3 receptor translates into any clinical advantage when treating symptoms of overactive bladder syndrome.

It should not be used in people with urinary retention. Anticholinergic agents, such as Enablex, may also produce constipation and blurred vision. Heat prostration (due to decreased sweating) can occur when anticholinergics such as Enablex are used in a hot environment. [1]

Darifenacin is indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency in adults.

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