The Doctor Conversation Guide

Is it time to chat about your bladder symptoms?

Let's face it: talking to your doctor about leaky pipes is difficult. And for many people, it can feel very uncomfortable. That's where this guide can help. With the Doctor Conversation Guide, you will learn ways to have that discussion with your doctor to discover options to help treat your overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. And it starts by answering a few simple questions.

The Doctor Conversation Guide

Start talking to your doctor today

It's quick. It's easy. And it will give you the necessary tools to help you talk to your doctor. After you're finished, you will be armed with a wealth of information to prepare you for your doctor discussion.

  • Conversation starters
  • Your symptom summary
  • Helpful tips
  • Savings* and resources


*Subject to eligibility. Restrictions may apply.


The Doctor Conversation Guide is an awareness tool designed for you and your doctor to use together. It cannot diagnose OAB and should not replace the advice of your healthcare professional. We will not rent or sell the Personally Identifiable Information that you submit to us to unaffiliated third parties. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
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Track your OAB symptoms

Track your symptoms

A helpful tool to chart your habits,
schedule, and challenges.

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.