Vesicare is a medicine for the treatment of involuntary urination due to an overactive bladder. The medication easily treats urinary incontinence problems, when you suddenly need to empty the bladder.

Incontinence can affect both men and women and affect especially older age groups. For example, menopause and an enlarged prostate in men may be the cause of involuntary urination. With proper treatment, you can often reduce the symptoms. Vesicare is one of the most common medications in this category. Find out how it works, who it can help and how to get started easily.1

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How does Vesicare work?

Involuntary urination often results by the muscles surrounding the bladder contracting, which causes the bladder to be emptied unintentionally. Urinary urgency can occur out of the blue and is difficult to control. It can create very embarrassing situations.

Vesicare contains the active ingredient solifenacin, which helps to inhibit certain impulses in the autoimmune nervous system, also called the autonomic nervous system. By inhibiting these impulses, the muscles relax around the bladder so that the bladder is forced to drain. Thus, the substance enters and affects the very cause of the involuntary water drainage and can therefore effectively correct the problem.

How to use Vesicare?

The medicine is available as tablets, making it easy to combine in everyday life.

You should only take one tablet a day. The usual dosage contains 5 mg of the active substance. If 5 mg is not enough, it may be increased to 10 mg in consultation with a doctor.

It may take some time before you can judge whether the treatment has the desired effect or not. If you do not experience any relief or relief after 1-2 months, consult your doctor for advice on other treatment options.

In some cases, other medications may work, while for certain types of incontinence there may be exercises that make the difference. This is especially true of stress incontinence.

Are there any side effects?

All medicines can cause side effects. However, it is rare that Vesicare causes serious side effects, and most people, therefore, will not experience problems during the use of the drug. The most common side effects are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the stomach region
  • Visual disturbances

In rare cases, serious side effects such as allergic shock or urinary tract infection may occur. If you experience serious side effects, contact your doctor immediately.

Who is suitable for the treatment?

If you have problems with urination, including urinary incontinence and involuntary urination, Vesicare may be a good choice. It is suitable for most people who experience these disturbances. There are especially older people who experience the problems, but the diseases can be seen at all ages.

However, in some cases, this treatment might be inappropriate, and not possible for some. This applies, for example, if you suffer from a urinary stop and therefore can not pee if you suffer from severe bowel disease or have untreated glaucoma. If you suffer from myasthenia gravis muscle disease, the medicine is not suitable for you.

In poorly functioning kidneys or liver and in patients with hemodialysis, the treatment is also inappropriate. However, in some cases, a lower dose may be considered.

Always state which diseases you are suffering from when you ask your doctor for a prescription for the medicine. At the same time, you should always indicate which medicines you otherwise take, as some medicines do not work with Vesicare.

For these various reasons, the product is prescription coated so that the doctor can make sure that you are fit for treatment.

What are the benefits?

If you suffer from involuntary urination due to an overactive bladder, it can cause major problems in your daily life. As the bladder can be difficult to control, it can cause embarrassing and very annoying situations in everyday life. Vesicare can help you with an overactive bladder so you can relax more in everyday life and avoid the unpleasant and embarrassing situations. You can thus get more freedom in everyday life.

The drug has few side effects and is easy to use throughout the day as it is just a single tablet. If your treatment does not work optimally within 1-2 months, your doctor may prescribe another prescription for you.

How should I start the treatment?

The treatment of involuntary urination should be purchased on prescription and you should, therefore, go through a doctor or online clinic to get the medicine.

The GP must always check your health profile before receiving the medicine to ensure that you are suitable for treatment and do not risk serious side effects.

You can either go to your own doctor and then at the pharmacy or you can choose an online clinic where you can easily get medical assessment, prescription and dispatch of medicine directly to your home.

If you are approved for treatment, always follow the doctor’s instructions for dosing. Most conditions are treated with 5 mg per day, but if that is not enough, up to 10 mg may be used. However, you should never adjust it yourself. Always consult your doctor if you wish to change the dose.

Follow the instructions for using the medicine. If you have not seen any improvement in involuntary urination after 1-2 months, ask your doctor about other medicines that may be an option.


  1. Incontinence – NHS