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More information about Vesicare
Vesicare (solifenacin) is a medication used to treat urinary incontinence, as well as other symptoms of overactive bladder such as a strong urge to urinate and/or increased urine frequency. It acts on the muscarinic receptors around the bladder helping to reduce bladder muscle spasms, thus keeping these uncomfortable symptoms at bay.
Vesicare offers a clinically effective subtle approach to treating overactive bladder when compared with traditional methods of using incontinence pads.
As your bladder fills, it expands, triggering a message to the brain telling you to go to the toilet. Your bladder then contracts causing you to urinate. If you have urinary incontinence, your bladder contracts before it expands causing the symptoms of the condition.
The active ingredient Solifenacin belongs to a group known as antimuscarinics, and all work in the same way to treat urinary incontinence. Solifenacin prevents these spasms by relaxing the muscle cells, making the bladder more effective at retaining urine and preventing urine leaks. This means you are less likely to feel the urge to go, less likely to need to urinate so often and reduced urine leak.
The active ingredient, Solifenacin, improves the awkward symptoms of incontinence and aims to reduce urinary urgency and increase bladder capacity.
By reducing these muscle spasms, you may also find your bladder at more ease. All of these factors make you more comfortable and can help increase your confidence.
Available in tablet form, the starting recommended dose of Vesicare is 5mg to be taken daily. This can be increased to 10mg if the symptoms have not improved. The course of treatment will usually last for four weeks. This course should be completed unless a doctor advises you otherwise.
All of our medication comes with a certified patient information leaflet that should be read fully before starting the treatment. The leaflet is also available at the bottom of the page as a downloadable PDF.
The tablets are available to buy in 5mg and 10mg, depending on the severity of your symptoms. Typically, you will be offered the lower 5mg dose first, with scope to increase to 10mg if the symptoms haven't improved.
Like all prescription medications, Vesicare comes with a risk of side effects. In most cases, these reactions are mild and are usually temporary, with a large percentage of people not experiencing any side effects whatsoever. Possible side effects include:
Severe side effects includes any of the above that are unmanageable or prolonged, as well as signs of a kidney infection such as frequent urinating, fever or blood in the urine. If you're experiencing any severe side effects, or any symptoms linked to a allergic reaction, you should stop taking the medication immediately and seek medical help.
It's always recommended that you read the patient Information Leaflet before beginning a course of treatment.
Though Vesicare (solifenacin) is clinically proven to be a safe medication, it will not be suitable for everyone. Certain conditions may prevent the use of this medication such as:
You should also disclose any information or other medications you're taking before obtaining incontinence treatment. Vesicare is also deemed inappropriate for use by children under the age of 18 and women who are breastfeeding or pregnant.
You can buy Vesicare tablets online from HealthExpress for period delay after completing a quick, free and confidential consultation first. In order to purchase any prescription medication in the UK requires a consultation to make sure the medication is suitable for you. It will then be reviewed by one of our doctors before being sent to our pharmacy for delivery. If ordered before 4.30pm, you will receive your treatment the next day.
All our medications are genuine branded prescription treatments, which can be verified by checking for the manufacturer hologram on every pack. We use qualified doctors and accredited pharmacies to prescribe and dispense your medication, which will be delivered discreetly to your door via our secure courier service.
|Active ingredient(s)||Solifenacin succinate|
|Description||Vesicare is an effective tablet used to treat urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||5mg, 10mg|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with incontinence|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet a day|
|Alcohol consumption||Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption, seek a GP for further advice|
|When breastfeeding||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
|When pregnant||Caution is recommended, ask your doctor|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Solifenacin (Vesicare) is used to treat urinary incontinence. It works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder and reduces the urge to urinate.
Solifenacin (Vesicare) usually starts working within a 3 - 8 hours. However, it may take up to 4 weeks for the full effect to be seen.
What Vesicare tablets look like will depend on your dose. Both doses are round tablets marked with the company logo. The 5 mg tablets, are yellow and marked with the code 150, whilst the 10 mg tablets are pink and are marked with the code 151.
It does not matter what time of day you take Vesicare. However, you should aim to take it roughly at the same time each day to ensure it's effective.
No, you should not cut or crush Vesicare tablets. Tablets should be swallowed whole.
If you feel like your symptoms are not improving after a few weeks of using Vesicare, you should consult your doctor for an alternative
If you stop taking Vesicare, your incontinence symptoms may return or get worse. Do not stop taking Vesicare unless your doctor has instructed you to do so.
Whilst Tamsulosin and Solifenacin (Vesicare) are taken together to treat certain conditions, you should only do so under the supervision and recommendation of your doctor.
Yes, urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder) can occasionally occur in patients taking Vesicare. If you think you have urinary retention, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible.
Yes, Vesicare has been reported to cause memory loss in a few number of patients. If you are concerned about memory loss, you should consult your healthcare provider.
No, Vesicare should not cause weight gain. However, some people report feeling less hungry which may affect your weight. If you're worried about your weight, please consult your doctor.
Yes, constipation does occur in patients taking Vesicare. However, it tends to be mild and should go away on its own once your body adjusts to the medicine. If you're experiencing severe or persistent constipation, then please consult your doctor.
Yes, Vesicare can cause drowsiness. You should not drive or use heavy machinery until you know how Vesicare affects you.
Yes, dry mouth is a common side effect of Vesicare. If this side effect becomes uncomfortable, you should consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
No, Vesicare does not cause hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss, please consult your healthcare provider.
Great. Really helps as alternative to regurin.Miss Judith S
it works for me very well tried different products for years now i don't use anything else.Heather A
Excellent product but expensive to buy each monthJanet P
Seems to be good for problem ..have only been taking it for a short time...…..Judy