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Why does vesicare (solifenacin) take so long to work?

Why does vesicare (solifenacin) take so long to work?

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

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Why is vesicare (solifenacin) not working even after 2 weeks?

Why is vesicare (solifenacin) not working even after 2 weeks?

Might need more time: I would give it another week and then if it doesn't work I would first recommend seeing a urologist for an evaluation. If an over active bladder is the diagnosis then could try another drug or look into Botox injections or interstim ...Read more

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Do you think I should take vesicare (solifenacin) in am or pm?

Either...: You may take it in am or pm to meet your convenience and easy compliance. ...Read more

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Can i cut a 10mg tablet of vesicare (solifenacin) in half if i only want to take 5mg?

Can i cut a 10mg tablet of vesicare (solifenacin) in half if i only want to take 5mg?

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

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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

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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

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Should i stop taking vesicare (solifenacin) if i'm having retention?

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

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How horrible are the side effects for vesicare (solifenacin) 5mg? When does one see relief?

How horrible are the side effects for vesicare (solifenacin) 5mg? When does one see relief?

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

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