Vesicare

Vesicare Medication Information:

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Vesicare 5 mg
Vesicare 10 mg

About Vesicare

What Vesicare is used for

The treatment of a condition called overactive bladder. VESICARE is an urinary antispasmodic medication.

What Vesicare does

VESICARE helps reduce the following symptoms caused by overactive bladder:

  • Having to go to the bathroom too often, also called urinary frequency.

  • Having a strong need to go to the bathroom right away, also called urinary urgency.

  • Leaking or wetting accidents, also called urinary incontinence.

When Vesicare should not be used

  • If you are not able to empty your bladder (also called urinary retention).

  • If you are a dialysis dependent patient.

  • If you are not able to empty your stomach (also called gastroparesis).

  • If you have a special type of glaucoma called narrow-angle glaucoma.

  • If you are allergic to VESICARE or any of its ingredients.

  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: if you are pregnant or may become pregnant or if you are breast-feeding.

  • VESICARE should not be given to children and adolescents.

What the medicinal ingredient is

The medicinal ingredient in VESICARE Tablet is 'solifenacin succinate'.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Vesicare are

Each VESICARE tablet contains the following inert ingredients: lactose monohydrate, corn starch, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, talc, polyethylene glycol and titanium dioxide with yellow ferric oxide (5 mg VESICARE tablet) or red ferric oxide (10 mg VESICARE tablet).

What dosage forms Vesicare comes in

VESICARE is available in 5 and 10 mg tablets.


Warnings and Precautions

Before you use VESICARE, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:

  • You have any intestinal blockages or long term difficulty with constipation.

  • You have difficulty emptying your bladder or you have a weak urine stream.

  • You have narrow angle glaucoma.

  • You have liver disease.

  • You have kidney disease.

  • You have reduced ability to sweat.

  • You should consider treatment only if you are using adequate contraception if you are a woman who might get pregnant.

You should be careful about driving vehicles, operating machinery, or doing any activities that require accurate vision because VESICARE may cause blurred vision.

Heat prostration (due to decreased sweating) can occur when anticholinergic drugs, such as VESICARE are used in a hot environment. You are advised not to stay long in a hot environment while taking the drug. If you develop any symptoms of heat prostration, keep yourself cool and drink a lot of water.


Interactions with Vesicare

VESICARE may interfere with some drugs. Before you begin treatment with VESICARE or while taking VESICARE, it is important to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking, even if the medicine is over the counter (including vitamins and herbal supplements).

VESICARE is known to have drug interactions with drugs such as ketoconazole, clarithromycin, erythromycin, diclofenac, nefazodone, and verapamil.

Drinking grapefruit juice with VESICARE may increase your blood level of solifenacin.


Proper Use of Vesicare

Usual dose

  • You should take one VESICARE tablet once a day.

  • You should take VESICARE with liquid and swallow the tablet whole.

  • You should take VESICARE with or without food.

Overdose

If you take more tablets than your doctor prescribed, you should immediately contact either your doctor, your hospital emergency department, or the nearest Poison Control Centre.

Missed dose

If a dose is missed, the next tablet should be taken as planned. Doses should not be doubled to make up for a missed dose.


Side Effects for Vesicare and What to Do About Them

In clinical studies, the most common side effects reported with VESICARE were dry mouth and constipation. You may also experience dry eyes, urinary retention, and blurred vision. If you experience severe abdominal pain or become constipated for 3 or more days, contact your physician. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects while taking VESICARE.

Serious Side Effects, How Often They Happen and What to Do About Them
Symptom/Effect Talk with your doctor or pharmacist Stop taking drug and call your doctor or pharmacist
Only if severe In all cases
Rare Abdominal pain    
Constipation for more than 3 days    
Urinary retention    

This is not a complete list of side effects.

The following events have been reported in association with VESICARE use in worldwide postmarketing experience, although the frequency of events or a causal relationship with VESICARE could not always be confirmed: urinary retention; vomiting; peripheral edema (swelling in the lower limbs); hypersensitivity reactions including rash, pruritus (itch), and urticaria (hives); dizziness; headache; and hallucination.

For any unexpected effects while taking VESICARE, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Vesicare Facts

The condition of overactive bladder can occur at any age and is not associated with aging.

Astellas Pharmaceuticals, the maker of VESIcare, was created in 2005 with the merger of two Japanese pharmaceutical companies.

Astellas Pharmaceuticals, the second largest pharmaceutical company in Japan, maintains U.S. headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.

The FDA approved VESIcarein November 2004 for the treatment of overactive bladder.

 

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