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Vesicare Tablets 5mg

Vesicare Tablets 5mg

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Age: 18 Pregnancy: Not suitable Breastfeeding: Not suitable

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.

Instructions for proper 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.

If you take more Vesicare than you should

If you have taken too much Vesicare or if a child has accidentally taken Vesicare, contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Symptoms of overdose may include: headache, dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision, perceiving things that are not there (hallucinations), over- excitability, seizures (convulsions), difficulty breathing, elevated heart rate (tachycardia), accumulation of urine in the bladder (urinary retention) and dilated pupils (mydriasis).

If you forget to take Vesicare

If you forget to take a dose at the usual time, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take your next dose. Never take more than one dose per day. If you are in doubt, always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

If you stop taking Vesicare

If you stop taking Vesicare, your symptoms of overactive bladder may return or worsen. Always consult your doctor, if you are considering stopping the treatment.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

  • The active substance is solifenacin succinate 5 mg or 10 mg
  • The other ingredients are maize starch, lactose, hypromellose (E464), magnesium stearate, macrogol, talc, titanium dioxide (E171) and iron oxide (E172)

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you experience an allergic attack, or a severe skin reaction (e.g. blistering and peeling of the skin), you must inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Angioedema (skin allergy that results in the swelling that occurs in the tissue just below the surface of the skin) with airway obstruction (difficulty in breathing) has been reported in some patients on solifenacin succinate (Vesicare). If angioedema occurs, solifenacin succinate (Vesicare) should be discontinued immediately and appropriate therapy and/or measures should be taken.

Vesicare may cause the following other side effects:

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)

  • dry mouth

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)

  • blurred vision
  • constipation, nausea, indigestion with symptoms such as abdominal fullness, abdominal pain, burping, nausea, and heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach discomfort

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)

  • urinary tract infection, bladder infection
  • sleepiness, impaired sense of taste (dysgeusia)
  • dry (irritated) eyes
  • dry nasal passages
  • reflux disease (gastro-oesophageal reflux), dry throat
  • dry skin
  • difficulty in passing urine
  • tiredness, accumulation of fluid in the lower legs (oedema)

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 (listed in section 6)
  • 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.

Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any of the above mentioned conditions before treatment with Vesicare starts.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Vesicare

  • if you have trouble emptying your bladder (= bladder obstruction) or have difficulty in passing urine (e.g. a thin urine flow). Risk of accumulation of urine in the bladder (urinary retention) is much higher.
  • if you have some obstruction of the digestive system (constipation).
  • if you are at risk of your digestive system slowing down (stomach and bowel movements). Your doctor will have informed you if this is the case.
  • if you suffer from severe kidney disease.
  • if you have moderate liver disease.
  • if you have a stomach tear (hiatus hernia) or heartburn.
  • if you have a nervous disorder (autonomic neuropathy).

Children and adolescents

Vesicare is not to be used in children or adolescents under 18 years.

Inform your doctor if you have or ever had any of the above mentioned conditions before treatment with Vesicare starts.

Before starting Vesicare, your doctor will assess whether there are other causes for your need to pass urine frequently (for example heart failure (insufficient pumping power of the heart) or kidney disease). If you have a urinary tract infection, your doctor will prescribe you an antibiotic (a treatment against particular bacterial infections).

Other medicines and Vesicare

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or might take other medicines.

It is especially important to inform your doctor if you are taking:

  • other anticholinergic medicines, effects and side effects of both medications can be enhanced.
  • cholinergics as they can reduce the effect of Vesicare.
  • medicines, like metoclopramide and cisapride, which make the digestive system work faster. Vesicare can reduce their effect.
  • medicines, like ketoconazole, ritonavir, nelfinavir, intraconazole, verapamil and diltiazem, which decrease the rate at which Vesicare is broken down by the body
  • medicines like rifampicin, phenytoin and carbamazepine, as they may increase the rate at which Vesicare is broken down by the body.
  • medicines such as bisphosphonates, that can cause or exacerbate inflammation of the gullet (oesophagitis).

Vesicare with food and drink

Vesicare can be taken with or without food, depending on your preference.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

You should not use Vesicare if you are pregnant unless clearly necessary.

Do not use Vesicare if you are breast-feeding as solifenacin may get into your breast milk.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

Vesicare may cause blurred vision and sometimes sleepiness or tiredness. If you suffer from any of these side effects, do not drive or operate machinery.

Vesicare contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have a rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption you should not use this medicine.

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