- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Vesicare* used for?
Generic for Vesicare* (Solifenacin) is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms such as urinary incontinence, urinary frequency as well as urinary urgency. It reduces muscle spasms of the urinary tract and bladder. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Vesicare*?
The dosage of Generic for Vesicare* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Vesicare* can be taken with or without food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Vesicare*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Vesicare* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, instead skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Vesicare*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of Generic for Vesicare* include dry skin, abdominal pain, blurred vision, severe constipation, and tremors.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Vesicare*?
- Arsenic trioxide
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Vesicare*.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Vesicare*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Vesicare* can interact with antidepressants, heart rhythm medicines, antibiotics, AIDS medicines, drugs for psychiatric disorders, and narcotic drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Vesicare*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Vesicare* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Vesicare* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Vesicare* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Vesicare* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Vesicare* can cause side effects such as constipation, dry eyes, indigestion, heat prostration, nausea, dizziness, fever, body aches, dry mouth, and blurred vision. Some of the serious side effects of this medicine are extreme thirst, burning during urination, hot and dry skin, and severe abdominal pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Vesicare*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Vesicare*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Vesicare* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Vesicare*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Vesicare*?
How will Generic for Vesicare* work in my body?
How should Generic for Vesicare* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Vesicare* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Vesicare* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug. Generic for Vesicare* is not recommended for use by pregnant women or nursing mothers. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, liver disease, stomach disorders, kidney disease, or a history of long QT syndrome. While taking this drug, care should be taken to prevent heat strokes as well as dehydration during exercise. Caution needs to be exercised while driving, as this drug may impair your vision.