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Living with OAB symptoms (leaks, strong sudden urges to go, and going too often) can be disruptive. They can constantly weigh on your mind. And they can impact your life every day. But like many others with OAB, you may have learned to deal with these disruptions.
For instance, you may keep pads on hand, or know where all the bathrooms are when you’re out, or maybe you often stay home instead of going out for fear of not making it to a bathroom in time.
But you can do more than just deal with OAB symptoms.
OAB happens when the bladder muscle starts squeezing to push urine out before you’re ready to go — even if your bladder isn’t full. These contractions can create strong sudden urges to go, which can lead to leaks.
You’ve probably continued to deal with OAB symptoms because you thought they were just an unavoidable part of getting older. Or because you had children many years ago. Neither is necessarily true. OAB is not something you need to just accept.
Over 33 million people in the U.S. — about 1 in 6 adults — have OAB. While it does become more common as people get older, OAB can happen at almost any age. Adults can get symptoms in their early 30s or 40s, or at an even younger age.
Since OAB is a medical condition, prescription Toviaz® (fesoterodine fumarate) can help significantly reduce its symptoms. This means that when you’re on Toviaz, you may not always have to worry about going before you actually want to go.
This section will tell you more about the causes and symptoms of OAB. But it might help to start with some bladder basics.
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If you have certain stomach problems, glaucoma, or cannot empty your bladder, you should not take Toviaz® (fesoterodine fumarate).
Medicines like Toviaz can cause blurred vision, drowsiness, and decreased sweating. Use caution when driving, doing unsafe tasks, or in especially hot environments, until you know how Toviaz affects you. Drinking alcohol while taking medicines such as Toviaz may cause increased drowsiness.
The most common side effects are dry mouth and constipation.
Toviaz treats the symptoms of overactive bladder( leaks, strong urges to go, going too often).