Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is used  to treat an overactive bladder. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder, it improves your ability to control your urination. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom. 
  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is composed of Solifenacin Succinate.
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once a day. 
  • Take it with a full glass of liquid. Swallow the tablet whole because the powder in the tablet has a bitter taste.
  • This medication may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly.

 

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Type

Tablet

Feature

10mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Solifenacin Succinate

Composition

Solifenacin Succinate 10 mg

Brand

Getz Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is effective in relieving the unnatural urgency and frequency of urination for patients suffering from an overactive bladder. In this condition, the urinary bladder and associated muscles tend to contract before its full of urine. Normally, the bladder contracts once it’s full leading to a healthy urinating pattern.Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S works by interacting with the smooth muscles associated with the urinary bladder, preventing them from contracting before the bladder is full. Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S has also shown evidence of aiding the bladder itself in retaining urine preventing any unnecessary wetting or leaking accidents.

A tablet per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be taken either with or without food.Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be taken regularly, preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose. The patient ought to discuss this with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of urinary incontinence as ceasing the intake of the medicine has been reported in cases of re-emergence of an overactive bladder.

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S might show mild side effects such as dry mouth, dizziness, and blurred vision which resolve on their own in a few days. Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers; nor is it safe for individuals under the age of 18 years. Dosage of Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is dependent upon each patient’s weight, the stage of their illness, the patient’s response to treatment, and any medical conditions the patient may be suffering along with urinary incontinence. While undergoing treatment with Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S, the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, and liver and kidney functions. Accordingly, the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.

Indications

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S can be used to treat:

  • Urinary incontinence 

How Does the Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S Work

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a competitive muscarinic receptor antagonist and thereby, prevents acetylcholine from causing the contraction of the urinary bladder.

How To Use Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to be taken once daily; orally (by mouth) with or without food.Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight, stage of illness, each patient’s response to Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have. Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, and an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S at the proper time each day. If the patient misses a dose of Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then it’s beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A tablet a day is the commonly prescribed dosage for patients aged 18 years and older.

Child Dosage 

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not deemed safe to be prescribed to patients younger than 18 years and younger.

Elderly Dosage 

For patients aged 65 years and above, due to decreased kidney and liver function,Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered (lower) dose of the Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

There isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is safe to be prescribed to pregnant patients and therefore, it is advised to take Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S when important and under the care and supervision of a physician. Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not recommended to breastfeeding mothers, as the drug is found in trace amounts in breast milk and may cause harm to the child.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Allergy to Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S or any other medicine (especially any antibiotic) or food substance 
  • Moderate to severe hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Moderate to severe renal (kidney) impairment
  • Patients undergoing treatment with CYP3A4
  • Patients undergoing hemodialysis 
  • Patients with dementia 
  • Patients with gastric retention
  • Patients with urinary retention
  • Alcohol abuse 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S:

  • Mild to moderate hepatic (liver) impairment
  • Mild to moderate renal (kidney) impairment
  • gastrointestinal obstructive disorders 
  • Risk of urinary retention
  • Decreased gastrointestinal motility
  • Hiatus hernia 
  • Angioedema 
  • Galactose intolerance 
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias)

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Anticholinergics (such as atropine)
  • Antifungals (such as ketoconazole)
  • Alcohol

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S has certain side effects which include:

  • Blurred vision 
  • Stomach problems (nausea, constipation, vomiting)
  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Dry mouth 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of applying Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Dry eyes
  • Fatigue 
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urinary retention

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day, chewing sugarless gum, using alcohol-free mouthwash, allowing ice to melt in the mouth, or using a saliva substitute.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids. 
  • Blurred vision- This side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.

Key Facts About Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S

  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to treat urinary incontinence
  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant, lactating women and patients under the age of 18 years
  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may cause dry mouth, blurred vision, and stomach discomfort
  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not to be prescribed to patients suffering from liver and other kidney diseases
  • Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may negatively interact with antifungals and other anticholinergics.

FAQs

#1. HOW TO STORE Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

An extra dose or two of Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but excess ingestion of Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor as it may lead to serious side effects such as fainting, breathlessness, and irregular heartbeats.

#3. WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule. For Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S to work effectively, a certain amount of drug needs to be always in the body and therefore, it is advised to put an alarm to remind patients to ingest Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#4. HOW IS Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is prescribed to be taken once daily; orally (by mouth) with or without food.

#5. HOW DOES Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S WORK?

Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is a competitive muscarinic receptor antagonist and thereby, prevents acetylcholine from causing the contraction of the urinary bladder.

#6. CAN I TAKE Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No, Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#7. WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

  • Blurred vision 
  • Stomach problems (nausea, constipation, vomiting)
  • Abdominal cramps 
  • Dry mouth 

#8. WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically along with an occasional ECG test to monitor the OT intervals of a beating heart.

#9. IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S?

Yes. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S under the supervision of a doctor.

#10.CAN Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#11. HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO CONTINUE TAKING THE MEDICATION?

It is a long-term treatment, and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

#12. IS Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes. This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age. For elderly patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney and liver function,Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S may not be effectively removed from the body and so, in such cases, the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Solifen 10mg Tablet 10 ‘S.

#13. CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.