Helpful Overactive Bladder (OAB) Resources

Learn more about bladder health, OAB, and more

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Urology Care Foundation

1-800-828-7866 or 410-689-3700   |   www.urologyhealth.org

This is the official site of the Urology Care Foundation. Here you can learn more about patient support, research, and advocacy.

American Urogynecologic Society

202-367-1167   |   www.augs.org

This is a source for information regarding clinical and basic science progress in urogynecology.

National Association For Continence

1-800-BLADDER (1-800-252-3337) or 843-377-0900   |   www.nafc.org

National Association For Continence (NAFC) is a consumer education and advocacy
organization dedicated to bladder and bowel health.

HealthyWomen

1-877-986-9472   |   www.healthywomen.org

HealthyWomen (HW) is an independent health information source for women.

The Simon Foundation for Continence

1-800-23-SIMON (1-800-237-4666) or 847-864-3913   |   www.simonfoundation.org

The Simon Foundation focuses on bringing the topic of incontinence out into the open, removing the stigma surrounding incontinence, and providing help and hope to people with incontinence.

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USE AND DOSE

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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

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.

Please see accompanying complete Prescribing Information.

Overactive bladder (OAB)

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 urge urinary incontinence (leakage).

Bladder

The balloon-shaped organ inside the body that holds urine.

Bladder tracker

A record of your daily bathroom routine

Bladder training

A method of going to the bathroom on a regular schedule and emptying the bladder completely

Continence

The ability to control the timing of urination or a bowel movement

Contraction or Contracts

To shrink, tighten, or become smaller.

Frequency

The need to go to the bathroom more than eight times in a 24-hour period.

Incontinence

The loss of bladder control that results in leakage.

Kegel exercises

Exercises to tighten and relax the bladder muscle and hold the bladder in its proper position.

Stress incontinence

Leakage due to weak pelvic muscles that happens while coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting, jumping, or other physical activity

Urgency

A sudden sense of needing to go to the bathroom right away.

Urinary tract (or urinary system)

The system in the body that removes waste from the blood and carries it out of the body through urine

Urinary tract infection (UTI)

An illness caused by foreign bacteria, viruses, or yeast that grows in the urinary tract

Urine

The liquid that contains extra water and waste made by the kidneys that passes from the body.

Urologist

A doctor who specializes in diseases of the male and female urinary system and the male reproductive system

Diuretic

A drug or substance that increases the volume of urine output.

Urge urinary incontinence

The strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions.