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Solifen

Solifen 5 mg tablet

Brand: Getz Pharma

Prescription Prescription Required

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Solifen 5 mg tablet is composed of Solifenacin Succinate (5 mg)

Solifenacin succinate belongs to a group of medicines known as antispasmodics. It is used to treat an overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination). It works by relaxing the muscles of the urinary bladder. This reduces the frequency and urgency of urination.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Solifenacin succinate is for oral administration only.
  • Take it with a full glass of water.
  • Take with or without meals.
  • Take it at the same time each day to help you remember.
  • Do not crush, chew, or break the tablet.
  • Do not alter your dosage without a doctor’s approval.
  • Do not use it for longer than it is prescribed.
  • Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
  • The dosage of solifenacin succinate is based on the patient’s age, medical condition, general health, and response to treatment.

Expert Advice

  • Store this medicine at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not use solifenacin succinate after its expiry date.
  • Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
  • Consult your doctor if your condition worsens after taking this medicine.
  • Do not alter your dosage without consulting with a doctor.
  • Do not give solifenacin succinate to children.

Primary Uses

Urinary incontinence

Indications

This medicine is recommended in those patients with urinary urgency, increased frequency of urination, and urinary incontinence (patients don't have control over their urination and pass urine involuntarily).

Side Effects

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn
  • Dry eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry skin.

Warnings

Pregnancy

The effect of this medicine is undetermined in pregnant females; therefore, caution should be exercised when prescribing solifenacin succinate to pregnant females.

Lactation

The use of solifenacin succinate should be avoided in lactating females.

Driving

Please do not drive immediately after taking solifenacin succinate as it may make you dizzy or drowsy.

Liver

This medicine is contraindicated in people who are suffering from severe hepatic impairment.

Kidney

Solifenacin succinate should be used with extreme caution in people who are suffering from renal impairment.

Alcohol

Taking alcohol with solifenacin can induce extreme dizziness; therefore, avoid consuming alcohol with this medicine.

Precautions

Other causes of frequent urination should be thoroughly assessed before starting treatment with solifenacin succinate. Solifenacin succinate should be used with caution in patients with clinically significant bladder outflow obstruction at risk of urinary retention, gastrointestinal obstructive disorders, risk of decreased gastrointestinal motility, severe renal impairment, moderate hepatic impairment, concomitant use of a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor, hiatus hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, people taking bisphosphonates, and autonomic neuropathy. Give your doctor your complete medical history especially of liver and kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, narrow angle glaucoma, gastric retention, prolonged QT interval, ulcerative colitis, and benign prostatic hypertrophy. Inform your doctor about all the prescription and nonprescription medicines that you are taking before using solifenacin succinate. Talk to your doctor about drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.

Contraindications

  • Solifenacin succinate is contraindicated in people who are allergic to it or to any of its constituents.
  • This medicine is contraindicated in people who are suffering from severe hepatic impairment, urinary retention, severe gastrointestinal condition including toxic megacolon, myasthenia gravis, galactose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption, or narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • This medicine should not be given to people undergoing hemodialysis.
  • Solifenacin succinate is contraindicated in people who are suffering from severe renal impairment or moderate hepatic impairment and who are on treatment with a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor.

FAQS

When should I expect an improvement in my symptoms?

Effects can be seen after taking this medicine regularly for 4 weeks.

Is this medicine a steroid?

No, this medicine is not a steroid. It is an antispasmodic drug.

How does this medicine work?

This medicine works by increasing the amount of urine that the bladder can hold. It also relaxes the muscle of the bladder. This helps to control the flow of urine.

Can this medicine be used for children?

This medicine should not be used for children younger than 5 years.

Can I take this medicine with painkillers, and with birth control medication?

There are no known interactions of this medicine with painkillers or birth control medication. However, it is always best to consult your physician before taking any medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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