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General Information on Solifenacin

Generic Name : Solifenacin

Pronunciation : SOE-li-FEN-a-sin

Latest prescription information about Solifenacin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Antispasmodics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Solifenacin

Why is Solifenacin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a urinary antispasmodic agent, prescribed for overactive bladder with or without incontinence. It works by blocking the action of certain chemicals in the body to help decrease urination problems.

When should Solifenacin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention, severe liver problems, increased eye pressure, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Solifenacin?

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 5 mg once daily. It may be increased up to 10mg.

How should Solifenacin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Solifenacin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, liver or kidney disease, heart problem, stomach or intestinal problems, constipation, difficulty in urinating, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to heatstroke.

What are the side effects of Solifenacin?

   Gastrointestinal : Dry mouth, constipation, nausea, indigestion, abdominal pain, vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux disease and ileus.
   Infection : Urinary tract infection and inflammation of pharynx.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, headache, confusion, hallucinations, drowsiness, depression and fatigue.
   Eye : Vision blurred, glaucoma and dry eyes.
   Genitourinary : Urinary retention.
   General : Swelling in the lower leg.
   Respiratory : Cough.
   Heart : High blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Solifenacin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Solifenacin?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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