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 80
Frequent urination 81 37
Urinary incontinence 54 24
Multiple sclerosis 14 5
Urinary urgency 9 4

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
9
Moderate
26
Mild
35
None
87

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 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Solifenacin

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 23
10 mg daily 23
20 mg daily 3
15 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Solifenacin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 45
Other 25
Side effects too severe 21
Doctor's advice 19
Expense 12
Change in health plan coverage 10
Personal research 7
Course of treatment ended 4
See all 116 patients who've stopped taking Solifenacin

Duration

Currently taking Solifenacin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Solifenacin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 27
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 122
Usually 23
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 122
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 5
$50-99 12
$25-49 32
< $25 41
Not specified 58

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Solifenacin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 12
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 4
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 2
Darifenacin (Enablex) 1
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 1

Patients stopped taking Solifenacin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 7
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 5
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 3
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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18 patient evaluations for Solifenacin

Jul 2, 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

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Mar 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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