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solifenacin (cont.)

What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking solifenacin (VESIcare)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to solifenacin, or have certain conditions. Be sure your doctor knows if you have:

  • untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • a stomach disorder causing delayed emptying; or
  • if you are unable to urinate.

Before using solifenacin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • glaucoma;
  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
  • a history of "Long QT syndrome."

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take solifenacin.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether solifenacin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take solifenacin (VESIcare)?

Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with water.

Solifenacin can be taken with or without food.

Store solifenacin at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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