Doctor insights on:
Vesicare Not Working
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
Hyperhidrosis: Other systemic medications, such as sedatives and tranquilizers, indomethacin, and calcium channel blockers, may be beneficial in the treatment of excessive sweating of the hands and feet. Drysol (20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate in absolute anhydrous ethyl alcohol) is more commonly used as the first-line topical agent. Other treatment options include iontophoresis and Botox injextions. ...Read more
Maybe: Your doctor needs to sort this out. Go in for re-evaluation. ...Read more
Careful evaluation: If antidepressants are not working the first thing to do is to make sure that you are not dealing with one of the kinds of depression that doesn't respond to antidepressants (for instance, paranoid depression, or bipolar depression, etcetera). Also you want to be absolutely sure that there is not a medical disease that is causing or worsening your symptoms. ...Read more
Hmmm....: The most common medication used (oxybutin) works within hours. Nearly all of it's effect is by 1 week. It changes the tone of the bladder. Exercises to strengthen the bladder have to build muscle tone and that takes a minimum of 2 weeks. Sometimes people can have an inflammation of the bladder that has to heal up. This is NOT a common cause of overactive bladder ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take Zoloft and vesicare (solifenacin)? Also does vesicare (solifenacin) have any side effects?
Vesicare (solifenacin) and Zoloft: There are no reported drug interactions. Side effects are nicely classified at www.Drugs.Com. Type in vesicare (solifenacin). The list is too long to type in this space. It classifies them according to serious, common, mild etc, and guides you as to which side effects are potentially dangerous and would require medic attention. Best wishes and enjoy the weekend. ...Read more
I take oxybutynin and botox treatment for bladder oxybutynin makes me drowsy already tried vesicare (solifenacin) enablex what are other good meds?
Urge incontinence: Besides Enablex, Oxybutynin & Vesicare, (solifenacin) other oral options to treat urge incontinence include Detrol, Myrbetriq, Sanctura & Toviaz. Check out www.drugs.com & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence/basics/definition/con-20037883 for more info. ...Read more
I'm taking 100mg of topamax (topiramate) and its not working anymore. Lortab 5 isn't working now either. I don't want more medication. What options do I have?
Why r u taking meds?: You didn't mention why you're taking topamax (topiramate) & lortab so i can't really guess what your options would be. If you're taking topamax (topiramate) to prevent seizures, there are many options. Same goes for migraines. Even weight loss. And lortab for pain. Lots of options. Bottom line: talk to your doc. Tell her/him what you've noted above. S/he can offer you appropriate options for your condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe not acid: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a ppi, potent minimizer of acid production in the stomach. Several other ppis on market-all roughly equivalent, can take days some respond better to one than another. Make sure the problem is truly acid related, or not. Other issues including gall bladder, pancreas, celiac sprue, cardiac can cause similar symptoms. Don't know your history, meds, risk factors, etc. Follow up with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking anti fungul medication can working out make it worse? If so, should I stop working out?
Shouldn't: You should be fine; remember to dry off thoroughly in case the moist areas promote fungal growth. ...Read more
Lots of options: Please talk with your doctor that is prescribing the medication. There are several other medications used to treat anxiety, and it is often trial and error to determine what works best for you. Taking care of other health concerns, getting adequate rest , exercise and good nutrition always helps to optimize your medical care as well. ...Read more
I have locked up muscles (spasticity?) Gabapentin released them but stopped working quickly. Cannabis works too. Baclofen didn't help. What drug next?
Evaluation: how bout evaluation to see why you are doing that. ...Read more
I need a anti-depression med that doesn't have weight gain or sedating effects.I'm on effexor&its not helping anymore been on4 ten yrs.Time2change.?
It is best to discuss this with your psychiatrist, or if you are only seeing a primary care doc, you should ask for a referrall. You may be someone who needs to change meds every few years. Are you in counseling? This may help too. The ones mentioned previuosly are possible but there are others. You can check the apa website at
I have been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) for GERD and it isn't working anymore is there something that would work better?
More on GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding GERD's causes, variations, and approaches for prevention. Please type "GERD" in the search box, and I think you'll find all the responses you could want! However, be sure of your diagnosis--there are a number of conditions that don't involve acid reflux but mimick GERD, and therefore don't respond to acid blockers. ...Read more