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Antimuscarinic Vesicare, Bladiton Adult

Solifenacin Succinate - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Solifenacin Succinate cause?

Common side effects include:

  • ​Drowsiness
    • May affect your ability to drive and use machinery. Make sure your reactions are normal before you drive or do things which require you to be alert.
  • Dizziness
    • Get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position.
  • Dry mouth
    • Chew sugar-free gum, suck on sugar-free hard candies or ice chips, sip water regularly
  • Dry eyes
    • Apply lubricant eye drops if necessary.
  • Constipation
    • Drink more water (if you do not have any fluid restrictions), eat more high-fibre foods, and exercise regularly
  • Overheating of the body
    • Monitor your body temperature, especially if you are in hot climates. Drink enough water and avoid staying outdoors during hot weather.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Solifenacin Succinate , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are not able to empty your bladder (urinary retention) 
  • You have delayed or slow emptying of your stomach (gastric retention)
  • You have an eye problem called “uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma”
  • You have liver, kidney or heart problems
  • You have dementia and are taking medications called cholinesterase inhibitors such as Galantamine, Donepezil, Rivastigmine as these combinations may affect the condition.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Solifenacin Succinate ?

  • ​Avoid taking grapefruit,or grapefruit juice as they may interact with your medication and increase the risk of side-effects.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase the risk of dizziness, light-headedness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.

Solifenacin Succinate - Additional Information

  • Updated on 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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