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I am 30m, and wake up several times at night to urinate, vesicare (solifenacin) dosent help me, what other medication should I try?
Depends on diagnosis: There are a number of other vesicare-like medication that you can try. The nighttime urination that you struggle with could be due to any number of issues, so be patient with your doctor as they try to help you. If you are taking any herbal treatment, you may want to consider cutting back on their intake. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.
I take medication for my bladder incontinence, it's called vesicare (solifenacin). I'm wondering if it has bad side effects?
Newly diagnosed OVERACTIVE BLADDER. Prescribed Vesicare (solifenacin). but not covered. Is it the best drug out there for this condition or there Any similar new effective drug. I have priority health Medicare.
OAB: There other medications for overactive bladder, most work in the same fashion, some are better than others for some people, but many do well on any of them. Side effect profile relatively the same as well… Ask your doctor for an alternative, or ask your insurance what is on their formulary for you in the same class. One that comes to mind is oxybutnin. ...Read more
Ought be in few days: Possible that your dose is too low, some respond to 5mg/day, others 10mg or more/day. Discuss with your Dr., she/he may advise increasing dose if no effect after 10-14 days. You might possibly be a non responder to Vesicare (solifenacin) but may respond to Oxybutynin ER 10, 15, 20 or 30mg/day. Dry mouth, common side effect of all anticholinergic medications, would indicate that you are on enough medication. ...Read more
Either...: You may take it in am or pm to meet your convenience and easy compliance. ...Read more
No: No - certain tablets are designed for a "timed" release. By cutting the tablet, you are destroying the mechanism and would absorb all of the 5 mg at once: you probsbly wouldn't like the exacerbated side effects, and would be disappointed in its short duration of activity otherwise. ...Read more
Been on vesicare (solifenacin) a month now should I notice a difference yet? Cause nothing has changed
6 weeks and change: Generally we try these drugs for 6 weeks. If it does not work it is time to change. ...Read more
If I take 2 5mg vesicare (solifenacin) tablets a day do I take them at the same time or 12 hours apart?
Same time.: Usually medication is taken once daily. Unless your doctor prescribed it for twice daily. Feel free to call your PCP for clarification on how to take your medication. ...Read more
I have been using vesicare (solifenacin) for a month an there doesn't seem to be that big of a difference why?
Increase dosage: Depends on dosage. You may need to increase to 10 MG dose ...Read more
Yes: I recommend you stop especially if it is the new symptom that appeared after you started taking it. If you have it prior to starting it and your doctor was aware of it, you may want to ask your doctor again. Retention is a contraindication but again you will need to ask your doctor because he may be aware of certain things that we may not be aware of. ...Read more
Depends: Ideally, the desired side effect will be decreased urinary frequency. I would expect the effects to begin as early as 30 minutes to an hour and last up to 24 hours. Adverse side effects could include dry mouth dry eyes constipation and dry mouth. One of the worst side effects could include urinary retention requiring catheterization. Best to start with a low dose and increase as needed -good luck. ...Read more
Yes you can: The real chemical name is " solefenacin", it comes in 5 mg or 10 mg pills. The usual adult dose is 10 mg taken in the morning about 20 mins before breakfast. Remember these drugs are sold in different countries under names. But if you ask the druggist with the real chemical name you should have no problem. ...Read more
How long does it take for kegels to start working? Also what else can I do other than vesicare (solifenacin) and kegels.
Here are some. ..: Kegel's exercise provides 2 effects - self-awareness of participating care & strengthening the voluntary component of pelvic floor muscles. To benefit from it, one has to exercise correctly by isolating the targeted muscles to exercise under professional supervision. How soon its benefit may appear relies on how correct the exercise takes place and how dedicated the patient devotes to. Ask Doc... ...Read more
I've just been put on vesicare (solifenacin) meds, but it says if you stop taking them oab will return. Will it be worser?
I have just been put on vesicare (solifenacin) meds, but it says if you stop taking them my oab will return. How long after stopping them will this happen?
2 to 3 days: The elimination half life is about 2 to 3 days So in 4 or 5 days the effects of vesicare (solifenacin) are gone if you were on it on a chronic basis. ...Read more
Probably: They have different mechanisms and I believe there is currently a clinical trial using both of them as combined therapy. Since they're both prescriptions, the doctor that wrote for that combo is likely experienced enough to feel comfortable giving this to you. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Known to many, medical professionals have never cured anyone but helped people on how to modify their inside / outside environments for optimizing self-healing for optimal functional recovery with their residual strength; life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, & continuation. So, check out if UTI, OAB, etc. Come.. ...Read more
Could you become tolerant to vesicare (solifenacin) and it won't work anymore for an overactive bladder?
See a urologist: Of you haven't seen a urologist I would recommend that as your next step. ...Read more
What are the consequences of jumping from a 5mg dose of vesicare (solifenacin) to a 10mg dose too soon?
None: None if you are not having any side effects. ...Read more
How much of an improvement should I see in my over active bladder free 3 weeks on vesicare (solifenacin)?
Several more weeks: You might have some small improvement at this time, but the true effect may take several more weeks to be achieved. ...Read more
Can I take 2 5mg vesicare (solifenacin) tablets instead of getting a new prescription for 10 mg vesicare (solifenacin)?
Yes: If you are just starting taking Vesicare, (solifenacin) it is advised to start w 5mg daily, but if you have been on 5 mg daily for weeks and would like to increase the dose to 10mg daily, it is OK to take 2 of the 5mg pills. ...Read more
I was on vesicare (solifenacin) for an overactive bladder but I went off of it a month ago. Now my overactive bladder seems to be coming bak is this normal?
Yes: Oab symptoms can flare up and get better. There is nothing wrong with taking a holiday from the medication, but you may have to restart it in the future. ...Read more
Always for few...: As always for any drugs, some side effects for someone to some degree is likely and no doctor can predict what may happen. So, always use drugs as prescribed but still with caution. Likewise, Vesicare may induce significant degree of dry mouth, constipation, incomplete bladder emptying, etc. More on drug use & side effects? Go to more info on http://www. Formefirst. Com/NewDrugUse. Html. ...Read more