Solifenacin for Overactive Bladder
Available by prescription only, solifenacin succinate (VESIcare®) is a drug used to treat certain bladder problems in adults. In particular, it is approved to help treat the following symptoms of an overactive bladder:
- Sudden, frequent urges to urinate (known as urinary urgency)
- Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence)
- Frequent urination (known as urinary frequency).
In clinical studies, people who took solifenacin significantly reduced the frequency of wetting accidents and needed to urinate less frequently. Also, those taking the medication were able to pass more urine each time they used the bathroom (the frequent muscle contractions of an overactive bladder usually prevent the bladder from holding a normal amount of urine).
(Click What Is Solifenacin Succinate Used For? for more information on using this drug to treat overactive bladder symptoms, including a description of how it works.)