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Space-filling model of the fesoterodine molecule
Clinical data
Trade namesToviaz
License data
  • US: N (Not classified yet)[1]
Routes of
By mouth
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability52% (active metabolite)
Protein binding50% (active metabolite)
MetabolismLiver (CYP2D6- and 3A4-mediated)
Elimination half-life7–8 hours (active metabolite)
ExcretionKidney (70%) and fecal (7%)
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PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard100.184.854 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Molar mass411.586 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
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Fesoterodine (INN, used as the fumarate under the brand name Toviaz) is an antimuscarinic drug developed by Schwarz Pharma AG to treat overactive bladder syndrome (OAB).[2] It was approved by the European Medicines Agency in April 2007,[3] the US Food and Drug Administration on October 31, 2008 [4] and Health Canada on February 9, 2012.[5]

Fesoterodine is a prodrug. It is broken down into its active metabolite, desfesoterodine, by plasma esterases.


Fesoterodine has the advantage of allowing more flexible dosage than other muscarinic antagonists.[6] Its tolerability and side effects are similar to other muscarinic antagonists and as a new drug seems unlikely to make great changes in practices of treatment for overactive bladder.[6]

A Japanese study from 2017, showed that urgency and urge incontinence are improved after 3 days administration of the drug, with full efficacy able to be judged after 7 days administration. Overactive bladder was found to be resolved in 88% of patients after seven days usage. [7]


  1. ^ "Fesoterodine (Toviaz) Use During Pregnancy". Drugs.com. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Fesoterodine, New Drug Candidate For Treatment For Overactive Bladder – Pfizer To Acquire Exclusive Worldwide Rights". Medical News Today. 17 April 2006.
  3. ^ "Toviaz: European Public Assessment Report, Revision 3 - Published 02/06/08". European Medicines Agency. 2 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-01.
  4. ^ "Pfizer's Toviaz (fesoterodine fumarate) Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Overactive Bladder" (Press release). Pfizer Inc. 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  5. ^ "Notice of Decision for TOVIAZ". Archived from the original on 2012-04-23. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  6. ^ a b Vella M, Cardozo L (September 2011). "Review of fesoterodine". Expert Opinion on Drug Safety. 10 (5): 805–8. doi:10.1517/14740338.2011.591377. PMID 21639817.
  7. ^ "Sato N, Fuji K, Ogawa Y (2017). "Transactions of The Showa University Society: The 335th Meeting". The Showa University Journal of Medical Sciences. 29 (2): 201–217. doi:10.15369/sujms.29.201. ISSN 2185-0968.

External links[edit]

  • "Fesoterodine". Drug Information Portal. U.S. National Library of Medicine.