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User Reviews for Solifenacin to treat Overactive Bladder

Also known as: VESIcare, VESIcare LS

Solifenacin has an average rating of 3.5 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings for the treatment of Overactive Bladder. 23% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 69% reported a negative effect.

Solifenacin Rating Summary

3.5/10 average rating

13 ratings from 14 user reviews.

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Reviews for Solifenacin

Me xxx · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 6, 2020

VESIcare (solifenacin): “Been using 10mg vesicare for just over a year now. (Upped from 5mg after 5 months) BRILLIANT drug for me and my overactive bladder. Only noted side effect was a slightly dry mouth. But hey, no more pads or wee dances on the school run. Been asked to take a 'drug holiday' by my GP and well..... it's been 10 days now, 7 of them with the worst headache ever. About a million pairs of clean knickers been needed and an unhappy "hello again" to the old friend Tena. Sat here writing a review just after midnight as needed to get up for a wee yet again. Suppose I best get back into the habits of dehydrating before I go anywhere, never passing up the opportunity of a free toilet and say goodbye to those pretty knickers for a while. Soooooo hoping I can go back on them soon.”

9 / 10
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Janny August 10, 2020

“I started Vesicare (generic-Solifenacin Succinate) three months ago for OAB. At first the medication worked, 10 mg daily, with my urge incontinence, so I was pleased at the results. After a week, I began to experience dry mouth, and constipation was a challenge, but I was also able to 'deal' with it due to the results from this medication, so I recognized that would be a trade off. But when the lightheadedness started, on and off, that caused an additional problem that was far more challenging than dry mouth and constipation. The dosage was dropped to 5mg on one day and 10mg on another, alternating. The problem persisted and after three months, I found that this medication was not working to its full effect. I called the doctor and stopped and after three days all side effects were gone-no more dry mouth, bathroom issues normal and lightheadedness GONE! This medication made me feel terrible!! The side effects outweigh the benefits from this medication.”

1 / 10
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Torie · Taken for less than 1 month July 19, 2020

“solifenacin is an awful drug. I took it for ten days and the first day I had a dry mouth. It did help with frequency but on the second day I felt as if I was carrying a heavy suitcase on my shoulders. Then the nausea and stomach pains started . Worse after I ate and then I lost all appetite. I thought the side effects might reduce but on the ninth day I just felt worse. Peeing all the time might be better. I am not sure if it was just this drug or a combination of all my other meds with it but I never felt like that before I took it. It does say that the side affect will wear off but I couldn't even work because of them so I decided to stop taking it. The horrible side affects last three days to get it totally out of my systems but I will never take it again. Sorry.”

1 / 10
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Linda · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 25, 2020

“I had been taking brand name Vesicare for two years and then when a generic substitute came out my insurance (Medicare and AARP United healthcare) Would only pay for generic which I think is fair. Almost all of my drugs are generic except Myrbetriq another overactive bladder which is far superior to the generic vesicare. Solifenacin is weak and my overactive bladder acts up 6 hours later and I have sometimes taken another pill after dinner so I do not wake up at night to go to the bathroom 5 times. I would give it a zero out of 10”

1 / 10
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jodie · Taken for 10 years or more July 3, 2021

“I've suffered frequent visits to the toilet for years but it got so bad it was taking my life over I constantly needed to visit the toilet,I didn't leak but was constantly uncomfortable. I took the drug Solifenacin and after several days I couldn't believe the difference I didn't have to worry when I went out Fantastic! Then after approx 2 months my ankles were so swollen I had to stop taking them. I felt so disappointed but now I don't know why my bladder hasn't gone back to how it used to be even though its 10 days since I stopped taking them,very strange hope it lasts.”

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Zoe · Taken for less than 1 month June 14, 2020

“Have OAB with major urgency issues & have tried almost all the meds. Found one that works (Myrbetriq) but it's not covered by my insurance so I had to try Solifenacin 10mg since it is. While the drug is very effective, the side effects are so massive, I had to stop after 3 days. The half life is so long, that I'm still feeling most of the side effects days after I've stopped. Raspy voice, feeling like there is a 'fog' in my throat, shortness of breath, tingling in the hands & feet and excessively tired. Between the extreme fatigue & the sore throat, I was thinking maybe I should get a COVID test, til I realized it was this medication. What a disappointment, as this is one of the 2 most effective meds I've tried.”

3 / 10
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none · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 16, 2021

“I was prescribed only 5mg. of solifenacin for my urinary problem. I take it at night as it does make me sleepy. It is short acting and I still have to wear a pad during the day. I also am having dry mouth (which is not a problem) and awful tremors. Will stop this drug tonight!”

2 / 10
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Rohan · Taken for less than 1 month March 16, 2021

“Decided to stop taking after 4 days because of significant drowsiness/tiredness. No effect on OAB during this time, but may have had if I had carried on taking. No drowsiness/tiredness now I have stopped taking medication.”

2 / 10
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Ches · Taken for 10 years or more December 1, 2020

VESIcare (solifenacin): “I had prostatectomy aged about 65, 17 years ago. It caused urine leak so doctor prescribed 10mg Vesicore daily. I don’t remember any side effects and it was effective, but I still had to wear a small pad. I was happy and reduced the dose to 5mg which was almost as good. I got it on the British health service with no cost to me. Now I am trapped abroad by COVID 19 and ran out of 5mg Vesicare. I ordered genuine Vesicare online and while waiting for arrival I found in my travel luggage some of the very old 10mg which I discoverEd would last 2 or 3 days. Now my online Vesicare, cost about US dollars each, have arrived and are proving very ineffective. I will continue to hope for improvement and I will hope for better when I get back to England. I have checked the packet and information leaflet which seems genuine, although in a foreign language, possibly Persian. I have taken a double dose (2x 5mg) without improvement.”

8 / 10
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Liv October 9, 2020

“I've taken 10mg everyday for roughly 9 months now. I'm a healthy 25 year old other than my over active bladder. Before the medication I had accidents at least 4 times a day and rarely at night. After starting this my symptoms during the day were cut in half BUT now I have accidents every night. No other medication I've tried relieved my symptoms by this much but the wetting the bed once a night is better than 4 times everyday....odd but worth it in my opinion.”

8 / 10
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Ooooooh6728 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 24, 2021

VESIcare (solifenacin): “I tried it first when I was a teenager, it made my mouth dry as cotton to the point I almost lost my voice. Because of this I would drink more water and use the bathroom even more frequently than without it. Last year it was recommended to me to try again. It worked a tiny bit at first but started to taper off. Again it caused a lot of dry mouth, sometimes I was scared I would swallow my tongue lol. After not finding success I tried another med, also didn’t work very well. But due to finances I was told to go back onto VesiCare again until I could try other options. This time it made my frequency even worse than before. It also made my bladder feel extremely full very frequently, despite mostly emptying my bladder which was extremely bothersome and uncomfortable. I’m so very frustrated with not having any success on these medications.”

2 / 10
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M · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 18, 2021

“I have been taking this for nearly a year for OAB. I switched from oxybutynin because Solifenacin is once daily and prefer to take meds as infrequently as possible. The oxybutynin also gave me concentration and memory problems with occasional diarrhoea. Apart from the dry mouth which is manageable, I haven't noticed any other side effects from solifenacin. It managed my symptoms OK but had better control with oxybutynin. All of a sudden after 9 months of taking Solifenacin my OAB symptoms have come back with a vengeance, not sure what happened but possibly think that I have built a tolerance to this medication and have restarted oxybutynin”

5 / 10
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Ron · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 27, 2021

“For 5 years I was on Vesicare and it was great I had complete control. When I retired and had to switch to Solifenacin, the issues all came back. I would say 20% effective as Vesicare.”

3 / 10
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James · Taken for less than 1 month August 10, 2021

“Been on this for a little over a week for prostate issues. No noticeable improvement. No side effects yet. Will update in 2 weeks.”

1 / 10
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