VESIcare

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 07

Worked great, have stopped it. Dry mouth was the only downside. BUT, one side effect not mentioned is edema. My feet and ankles started swelling. I had taken vesicare before and had the same swelling, but had not associated it with vesicare when I stopped it and the swelling disappeared. This time I did as it was the only change in my medications.

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Comment from: yarn lady 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 01

It made me real tight i have pain full sex ever since taking it.

Comment from: Randy 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 24

My incontinence has returned since changing from Vesicare brand name to generic

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Comment from: Roseann 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

With in one week I was unable to urinate and I spent all day unable to go. I stopped taking it immediately.

Comment from: 2018Denver 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: June 13

I've been taking 5mg of Vesicare daily for two weeks. It has caused me to have VERY frequent diarrhea, 6, 7, or more times a day. Is this likely to stop? Other prostate meds I've been on did the same thing.

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Comment from: Pat 75 or over Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 18

I started taking Vesicare in 2011 and it worked great for 4 years. Then didn't work. I loved this medication and had absolutely no side effects. My question is since I've been off it for a year or so, would it start working if I started taking it again.

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Comment from: 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 24

Began with 5mg and it worked a little. Then went on 10mg and it works better. But it has side effects including difficult to urinate and heartburn. Maybe I should go back to 5mg. Appointment with urologist Tuesday

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Comment from: AwayMoon 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 06

I've been using Vesicare since it first became available in 2004. Before that I tried Detrol. Detrol worked for me for a couple of months then suddenly stopped working. I then started taking Vesicare. I'm very happy with the results of Vesicare. I take it at night before bed. The side effects I have are dry eyes, dry mouth and blurred vision. The blurred vision isn't a problem because by the time I get up in the morning, my vision is fine. I counter the dry mouth by drinking more water. I use moisturiaing eyedrops 2 times a day. I'm more than happy to do those things so I can continue to take Vesicare. The only down side is that it's a tier 3 drug so cost me $37-$40 a month. A generic version may be available around Nov. 2018. If so that will lower my out of pocket cost.

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Comment from: Amethyst 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 30

Worked well at controlling immediate urge to urinate. However side effects were awful. Dry mouth, constipation for 2 days then diarhea for one day on a repeat cycle. I quit when urine became cloudy and had a strange odor. No infection detected so I have to think it was the drug. I also had increase heartburn.

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Comment from: luna 19-24 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 22

While this medication worked for me wonderfully I ended up having a delayed allergic reaction about a month in. I had 2 days of severe dizziness while laying down with my eyes closed. Followed by facial, neck and chest rashes and swelling. Had to be put on a week of steroids and i am still currently experiencing dizziness when eyes are closed and the rash has returned due to the medication taking time to leave my body. I am now experiencing pressure behind the eyes as well and temples due to this medication.

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Comment from: Fran E 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 12

I've been on Vesicare for one week and it works!!!! My doctor told me to take it before bedtime. I have not experienced any blurry vision. However, it does cause heartburn, but I'll gladly take that over running to the bathroom every 30 minutes.

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Comment from: Nullity 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: June 10

I love this medicine but it went from $10/mth to $700/mth with insurance! Don't know what I'm going to do, I only have give days left :(

Comment from: Neecie 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 08

Heartburn for the first 2-3 days, then no more. It works for me! I can finally sleep more than an hour at a time!

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Comment from: Seamstress 75 or over Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 27

Experienced extreme tiredness and weakness. Stopped using after four days.

Comment from: yetiracer 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 12

numerous side effects. swelling of face and numbness of tongue. awful indigestion and constipation. severe stomach and neck pain. stopped immediately. only took vesicare for 3 days.

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Comment from: Jake 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

Facial swelling, itching,dry mouth and stomach cramps

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Comment from: alan 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: February 24

70 year old mail tried this (for obvious reasons) whilst travelling on the transsiberian railway. It was useless for me - no change in peeing frequency - and blood appeared in my stools after 2 weeks. Stopped taking it then, and returned to normal.

Comment from: boxermom 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 16

My doctor put me on 5mg of Vesicare for my oab. It hasn't helped at all. I was praying it would help, but haven't had any relief. I still have the urge to go constantly.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 30

Side effect was upset stomach that disappeared in a few days.

Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 19

Has less side effects than oxybutnin but does not work as well. Helped somewhat w/ frequency but not w/ urgency. Still had to run to the bathroom when felt the urge. Does not work with coffee at all.

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