What is Solifenacin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Vesicare

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Solifenacin is an anticholinergic medication used to treat overactive bladder. It works by relaxing the bladder muscles to prevent urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination. It comes as a tablet taken by mouth, usually once a day, with or without food.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 162 77
Frequent urination 80 40
Urinary incontinence 55 25
Multiple Sclerosis 15 6
Incontinence 13 10
Urinary urgency 9 4

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 9
Moderate 26
Mild 36
None 83

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Solifenacin

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 25
Constipation 8
Urinary retention 4
Blurry vision 3
Dry throat 2
Excessive dry mouth 2

Show all 24 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Solifenacin

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 24
5 mg daily 22
5 mg twice daily 2
20 mg daily 2
15 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Solifenacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 42
Other 25
Side effects too severe 22
Doctor's advice 19
Expense 12
Change in health plan coverage 9
Personal research 6
Course of treatment ended 4
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Duration

Currently taking Solifenacin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Solifenacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 12
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 11
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 121
Usually 21
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 9
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 26
Not at all hard to take 119
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 6
$50-99 12
$25-49 33
< $25 45
Not specified 49

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Solifenacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 9
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 4
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 2
Darifenacin (Enablex) 1

Patients stopped taking Solifenacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 5
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 4
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 3
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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18 patient evaluations for Solifenacin

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slowrambler
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slowrambler
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See slowrambler's full Solifenacin history

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

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westchester
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westchester
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Aug 29, 2016 (Started Sep 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

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CURLYWINGS
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CURLYWINGS
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See CURLYWINGS's full Solifenacin history

Apr 25, 2016 (Started Aug 29, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Frequent urination)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps w over active bladder. do not worry about accidents. still have some urgency but am able to hold it until the bathroom.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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