Vesicare reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
Vesicare is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, and incontinence (urine leakage).
You should not use Vesicare if you are allergic to solifenacin, or have certain conditions. Be sure your doctor knows if you have:
- untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma;
- a stomach disorder causing delayed emptying; or
- if you are unable to urinate.
Before using Vesicare, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
- a history of “Long QT syndrome.”
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Vesicare.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether Vesicare passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Vesicare and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- hot, dry skin and extreme thirst;
- severe stomach pain, or constipation for 3 days or longer;
- pain or burning when you urinate; or
- urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious side effects may include:
- dry mouth;
- dry eyes, blurred vision;
- mild constipation;
- nausea, mild stomach pain or upset;
- dizziness, tired feeling; or
- fever, sore throat, body aches, or other flu symptoms.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.