Enablex Side Effects
Heartburn, constipation, and dry mouth are some of the most commonly reported side effects of Enablex. In most cases, these side effects are minor and either don't require medical attention or can be treated easily. Enablex side effects that, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider right away include difficulty passing urine, severe constipation, and confusion.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Enablex® (darifenacin); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Enablex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Enablex side effects with you.)
Enablex has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Enablex included:
- Dry mouth -- in up to 35.3 percent of people (see Enablex and Dry Mouth)
- Constipation -- up to 21.3 percent (see Enablex and Constipation)
Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 8.4 percent
- Urinary tract infection (UTI or bladder infection) -- up to 4.7 percent
- Nausea -- up to 4.1 percent
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 3.9 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people, included: