Vesicare

(solifenacin)

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Treats overactive bladder.

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Our bottom line

Vesicare (solifenacin) is a good choice for treatment of overactive bladder if exercises and other behavioral methods haven't worked.

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Quick facts about Vesicare
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Vesicare (solifenacin) helps you to urinate less often.
  • Its once daily dosing is more convenient than other medicines that work like it.
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Downsides

  • Can cause drowsiness and increase the risk of falls, especially in the elderly.
  • Not a good option if you have untreated, narrow-angle glaucoma.
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How it works

Vesicare (solifenacin) is an antimuscarinic, which strengthens the muscles of your bladder wall.

Quick facts about Vesicare
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Vesicare (solifenacin) for Overactive bladder

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  • Blurry vision
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Urinary tract infection
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Side effect rates for Vesicare (solifenacin)

From 1794 clinical trials of Vesicare when taken for overactive bladder (5 mg)
  • Dry mouth
    11%11%
    4%4%
  • Constipation
    5%5%
    3%3%
  • Blurry vision
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Urinary tract infection
    3%3%
    3%3%
  • Nausea
    2%2%
    2%2%
  • Upper abdominal pain
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Flu
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Vesicare (solifenacin)

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  • Vesicare (solifenacin) may cause an uncommon, but serious side effect called angioedema. This condition causes swelling in the tissues of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the emergency room right away if you have difficulty breating or notice swelling around your face.

Pharmacist Q&A

Vesicare (solifenacin) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats symptoms of overactive bladder, including frequent urination, sudden urges to urinate, and bladder leakage.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats symptoms of overactive bladder, including frequent urination, sudden urges to urinate, and bladder leakage.

Common concerns from people taking Vesicare (solifenacin)

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Price
  • Worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Vesicareon 7/10/2017I asked to reduce dose to 5 mg. But the price was $2300.00 so now I am not able to get my med.
    71
    Woman
    A month or so
    Overactive bladder
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Vesicareon 1/4/2017I don't like the price, but it has definitely improved my overactive bladder and quality of life. The dry mouth is manageable.
    29
    Woman
    Overactive bladder
Sleep
  • Can cause drowsiness, so avoid taking with alcohol or other medicines that make you sleepy.
  • Can cause drowsiness and increase the risk of falls, especially in the elderly.