Vesicare (solifenacin succinate) is an oral medication indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder. It is used to relieve symptoms like frequent urination, urinary urgency, and incontinence. This oral medication may be used alone or in adjunct with other medications.
This oral tablet is a muscarinic receptor agonist. Muscarinic receptors have a significant role in cholinergic stimulation responses in the smooth muscles of the urinary bladder. This medication acts by relaxing the muscles in the bladder, allowing you to control your urine.
Read the medication or prescription guide that comes with this medication. Take it exactly as prescribed by your physician. Do not increase or decrease your dose or stop taking this medication abruptly. Vesicare dosage are in 5 mg and 10 mg form.
This medication should be taken orally, with or without food, usually once a day. Swallow it whole and do not split, crush or chew the tablet. Take it regularly and at the same time each day to achieve optimum benefits.
Store the tablets in their original container. Place it in a cool, dry storage, away from heat and moisture. Keep the bottle securely closed. It should be somewhere where children couldn’t reach it.
Some of the common Vesicare side effects are:
Most of the side effects caused by Vesicare are mild and do not require medical attention. However, there are some severe reactions that you would need to look out for. These include severe abdominal pain, constipation for 3 days or longer, dysuria or painful urination, eye pain, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and hallucination. For serious adverse reactions, consult your doctor right away.
Do not take Vesicare if you have a known allergy to solifenacin, lactose, or any inactive ingredients this drug may contain. Signs of an allergic reaction are itchiness on the skin, skin rash, swelling of the face, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing. Discontinue immediately and seek emergency help if you start to develop an allergy to Vesicare.
Talk to your physician about your medical condition or if you have a history of bladder problems, gastrointestinal disorder, glaucoma, liver disease, kidney disease, nerve disease, or enlarged prostate. Some conditions may impact how you respond to Vesicare.
This medication may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision. Avoid taking alcohol and other similar substances. Also, when doing activities that require alertness, such as driving or using machinery, exercise extreme caution.
Avoid doing vigorous activities and going in hot tubs, especially in hot weather. This drug tends to make you sweat less. Therefore, activities that will make you overheat are likely to cause heatstroke. Remember to stay hydrated, cool down, and dress lightly, particularly when the weather is warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vesicare used for?
Vesicare indications are urinary incontinence, frequency, and urgency.
Is the best time to take Vesicare morning or night?
You may take Vesicare at any time of the day. However, you may have to take it at night if you want to address nighttime symptoms.
What should I do if I miss a dosage of Vesicare?
Take the missed Vesicare dose as soon as you can but if it is less than 12 hours before your next scheduled dose, disregard the missed dose.
Can pregnant and breastfeeding women use Vesicare?
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should only use Vesicare if the potential benefits are greater than the potential risks.
How much does Vesicare cost?
You may check the price at the top of this page, and you may also order Vesicare from this website.