The active substance of Vesicare belongs to the group of anticholinergics.
These medicines are used to reduce the activity of an overactive bladder.
This enables you to wait longer before having to go to the bathroom and increases the amount of urine that can be held by your bladder.
Vesicare is used to treat the symptoms of a condition called overactive bladder.
These symptoms include:having a strong, sudden urge to urinate without prior warning, having to urinate frequently or wetting yourself because you could not get to the bathroom in time.
HOW TO USE
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
You should swallow the whole tablet with some liquid.
It can be taken with or without food, according to your preference.
Do not crush the tablets.
The usual dose is 5 mg per day, unless your doctor told you to take 10 mg per day.
Do not take Vesicare: – if you have an inability to pass water or to empty your bladder completely (urinary retention).
– if you have a severe stomach or bowel condition (including toxic megacolon, a complication associated with ulcerative colitis).
– if you suffer from the muscle disease called myasthenia gravis, which can cause an extreme weakness of certain muscles.
– if you suffer from increased pressure in the eyes, with gradual loss of eye sight (glaucoma).
– if you are allergic to solifenacin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
– if you are undergoing kidney dialysis.
– if you have severe liver disease.
– if you suffer from severe kidney disease or moderate liver disease AND at the same time are being treated with medicines that may decrease the removal of Vesicare from the body (for example, ketoconazole).
Your doctor or pharmacist will have informed you if this is the case.