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Vesicare can be prescribed for an overactive bladder. Vesicare is also known by the generic name Solifenacin and helps relax the bladder muscles to control urination. This will help treat leaking urine, the need to immediately urinate, and reduce bathroom visits.
Before taking your prescribed medication read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Vesicare orally once a day with a full glass of water. This medication can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Vesicare at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of medication in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
This medication may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Vesicare. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to other bladder problems, gastric retention, history of glaucoma, liver disease, bowel disease, constipation, kidney disease, enlarged prostate, or muscle/nerve damage. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions with Vesicare.
Taking Vesicare may cause you sweat less, and could put you at risk for heat stroke. Keep out of the sun and hot areas. Try to reduce hard physical work and over excreting yourself with exercise. Avoid hot tubs if possible. If you become overheated try to cool off by any available means. If you experience headache, dizziness or mood/mental changes that linger, speak with your doctor right away.
While taking Vesicare you may experience blurred vision. Avoid driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery until you feel it is safe. Alcohol and Cannabis can exasperate these side effects. Additionally you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits for these substances while taking Vesicare.
Side effects for Vesicare are: constipation, dry mouth, hoarse voice, dry eyes, blurred vision, nausea, loss of appetite, upset stomach, heartburn, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling tired, weakness, fever, sore throat, body aches, or flu symptoms.
If any side effects become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Vesicare?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take anywhere form four to six weeks to see significant improvement. Speak with your doctor if symptoms are not improving.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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