For some of us with overactive bladder (OAB), including urge urinary incontinence, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. Learn how to manage OAB symptoms and how VESIcare may help you with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage. But first, get ready to talk to your doctor by creating your own personalized Doctor Conversation Guide.
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VESIcare is for overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage. The recommended dose of VESIcare is 5 mg once daily.
If the 5-mg dose is well tolerated, your doctor may increase the dose to 10 mg once daily.
VESIcare is not for everyone. If you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder, do not take VESIcare. VESIcare may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. If you experience swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue, stop taking VESIcare and get emergency help. Tell your doctor right away if you have severe abdominal pain, or become constipated for three or more days. VESIcare may cause blurred vision, so use caution while driving or doing unsafe tasks. Common side effects are dry mouth, constipation, and indigestion.
Overactive bladder occurs when you cannot control your bladder contractions. When these muscle contractions happen too often or cannot be controlled you can get symptoms of overactive bladder, which include urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence (leakage).
The balloon-shaped organ inside the body that holds urine.
A record of your daily bathroom routine
A method of going to the bathroom on a regular schedule and emptying the bladder completely
The ability to control the timing of urination or a bowel movement
To shrink, tighten, or become smaller.
The need to go to the bathroom more than eight times in a 24-hour period
The loss of bladder control that results in leakage
Exercises to tighten and relax the bladder muscle and hold the bladder in its proper position.
Leakage due to weak pelvic muscles that happens while coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting, jumping, or other physical activity
A sudden sense of needing to go to the bathroom right away
The system in the body that removes waste from the blood and carries it out of the body through urine
An illness caused by foreign bacteria, viruses, or yeast that grows in the urinary tract
The liquid that contains extra water and waste that passes from the body.
A doctor who specializes in diseases of the male and female urinary system and the male reproductive system
A drug or substance that increases the volume of urine output.
The strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions.