What is Urispas?

Urispas (flavoxate) is a smooth muscle relaxant that works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that may cause spasms.

Health Benefits

Urispas is used to treat urinary bladder spasms and help relieve symptoms of interstitial cystitis (inflammation of the bladder).

Urispas may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects & Safety

Urispas is generally safe and well tolerated. The most common side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and dizziness. Serious side effects are rare.

Dosage

The usual adult dose of Urispas is 200 mg three times daily. The maximum recommended dose is 400 mg per day.

Drug Interactions

There are no known drug interactions with Urispas. However, as with all medications, it is always best to check with your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.

Mechanism of Action

Urispas works by blocking certain chemicals in the body that may cause spasms.

Pharmacokinetics

Urispas is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and has a peak plasma concentration within 1-2 hours. The elimination half-life is 8-10 hours.

Special Populations

No special populations information is available for Urispas.

Alternatives to Urispas

There are no known alternatives to Urispas. However, as with all medications, it is always best to check with your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.

Research

Research on Urispas is limited. However, the drug has been used safely and effectively for many years.

Overdosage

There is no specific information on Urispas overdosage. In case of overdose, the usual measures for treatment of overdose should be instituted. These include gastric lavage, supportive care, and close monitoring.