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Generic Name: fesoterodine (FES oh TER oh deen)
Brand Names: Toviaz
Toviaz (fesoterodine) is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. Includes Toviaz side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Toviaz (fesoterodine) reduces spasms of the bladder muscles. Toviaz is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. Toviaz may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not take Toviaz if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, or if you have a blockage of the urinary tract, stomach, or intestines. Do not crush, chew, or break a Toviaz extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time. Fesoterodine may cause blurred vision or impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly. Learn more

Toviaz Side Effects

Toviaz Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about fesoterodine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Toviaz.

In Summary

Common side effects of Toviaz include: xerostomia. Other side effects include: constipation. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to fesoterodine: oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, fesoterodine (the active ingredient contained in Toviaz) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking fesoterodine:

More common

  • Difficulty having a bowel movement
  • dry mouth

Less common

  • Bladder pain
  • bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • body aches or pain
  • burning feeling while urinating
  • chills
  • cough
  • decrease in frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • difficult or painful urination
  • difficulty in breathing
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • dry eyes
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • lower back or side pain
  • nasal congestion
  • rapid weight gain
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • tingling of the hands or feet
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight gain or loss

Incidence not known

  • Blurred vision
  • fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse

Some side effects of fesoterodine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Back pain
  • belching
  • dry throat
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • rash
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • trouble sleeping
  • upper abdominal pain

Incidence not known

  • Dizziness
  • itching skin

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to fesoterodine: oral tablet extended release


Very common (10% or more): Dry mouth

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspepsia, constipation, nausea, upper abdominal pain

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal discomfort, flatulence, gastroesophageal reflux


Common (1% to 10%): Infections


Common (1% to 10%): Dry eye

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Blurred vision


Common (1% to 10%): Dysuria

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urinary tract infection, urinary retention (e.g., feeling of residual urine, micturition disorder), urinary hesitation


Common (1% to 10%): Dry throat

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Pharyngolaryngeal pain, cough, nasal dryness


Common (1% to 10%): Back pain

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dysgeusia, somnolence


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) increased, gamma glutamyltransferase (GGT) increased


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rash, dry skin, pruritus

Rare (less than 0.1%): Angioedema, urticaria


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Tachycardia, palpitations

Postmarketing reports: Palpitations


Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., angioedema with airway obstruction, face edema)


Common (1% to 10%): Insomnia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Peripheral edema


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Vertigo, fatigue

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Toviaz