Generic Name: solifenacin succinate
Drug Class: muscarinic antagonist
Vesicare (generic: solifenacin) is an oral prescription drug used to treat an overactive bladder. It relieves bladder symptoms, such as urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence.
This is available in Vesicare 5 mg and 10 mg tablets.
Vesicare Mechanism of Action
This antagonizes the M3 receptor, which prevents the contraction of the detrusor muscle. It also antagonizes the M2 receptor in order to prevent the contraction of the smooth muscle in the bladder. It is known to have the highest affinity to M1, M2, and M3 muscarinic receptors.
How to Take Vesicare
It is necessary to read the information leaflet or medication guide provided by a healthcare provider before beginning to take Vesicare. You must not take any medication unless you have read and comprehended the instructions and uses. For more medical advice or information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
The only way to take this tablet is by mouth. This is usually prescribed once a day and preferably at the same time each day. It is suitable for consumption with or without meals. Swallow the tablet entirely and drink a full glass of water right after. Cutting, crushing, or chewing this product is not recommended because of its bitter taste.
Make a dosing schedule. Do not increase or decrease your Vesicare dosage. You should not take this oral medication more frequently than recommended.
Vesicare Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Tiredness or weakness
Severe Side Effects:
-Severe abdominal pain
-Mental or mood changes
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Vesicare.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and report side effects to your doctor or health care professional.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not take Vesicare if you have a known allergy to solifenacin or any inactive ingredients the tablet may contain. Any indicators of major allergic reactions, such as problems breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes, should always be kept in mind. Stop using this oral medication and seek emergency medical treatment right away if this happens.
Vesicare may be contraindicated for people with a history of bladder problems, urinary retention, gastrointestinal blockage, liver disease, kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, enlarged prostate, and glaucoma. You should also discuss all of your prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal products with your doctor owing to the possibility of drug interactions.
Dizziness and blurred vision are common adverse reactions to this medication. Practice safety caution when doing tasks that would need alertness and clear vision, especially driving. You must also limit drinking alcohol while taking this tablet.
Solifenacin can decrease sweating which could increase the risk of heatstroke. If the weather is humid/hot, you should avoid overheating by staying in a cool place, wearing light clothes, and staying hydrated.
This oral medication should only be taken by pregnant or lactating mothers if absolutely necessary. All potential dangers should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Vesicare used for?
This prescription medication is indicated to treat overactive bladder. It also manages symptoms of overactive bladder, such as urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence.
Should I take Vesicare in the morning or at night?
There is no recommended time to take this oral drug. You may take it any time, provided that you will follow a dosing schedule.
How long does Vesicare take to take effect?
This kind of drug does not work right away. It may take about a month before you notice improvements in your symptoms and about 12 weeks to see the full benefits.
Are among the Vesicare side effects weight gain?
Solifenacin does not cause weight changes. If you experience unnecessary or unusual weight gain while on this treatment, please talk to your doctor.
How long can you take Vesicare?
Although this drug can be used for long-term treatment, it should not be used longer than prescribed. You may be evaluated every six months to see if you still need to continue this medication.
Can I order Vesicare online?
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Do I need a prescription for Vesicare?
This product is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription before purchasing from any pharmacy.