Solifenacin succinate is a prescription drug used for the treatment of an overactive bladder. It comes in tablet form and is taken just once a day. By relaxing the bladder muscles, the medication can help reduce leaking accidents, sudden or frequent urges to urinate, and frequent urination. Most people tolerate the medicine well, but side effects can include constipation, dry mouth, and blurred vision.
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Solifenacin succinate (VESIcare®) is a prescription medication used to treat certain bladder problems. In particular, it is approved to help treat the following overactive bladder symptoms:
- Sudden, frequent urges to urinate (known as urinary urgency).
- Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence)
- Frequent urination (known as urinary frequency).
(Click What Is Solifenacin Succinate Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with solifenacin succinate. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of solifenacin succinate include but are not limited to:
- Dry mouth (see VESIcare and Dry Mouth)
- Constipation (see VESIcare and Constipation)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI or bladder infection)
- Blurred vision.
(Click Side Effects of Solifenacin Succinate to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)