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Revised: 8/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Vesicare Tablets 5mg
 Active ingredient:
Solifenacin succinate
 Dosage form:
light yellow tablet (φ: 7.6mm, thickness: 3.5mm)
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) ベシケア5mg, house-mark + 150, (Back) ベシケア5mg + 過活動膀胱治療剤, house-mark + company's name, ベシケア5

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on the muscarinic receptors in the bladder in an opposing manner to control excessive involuntary bladder contraction, and thus allows the bladder to retain urine.
It is usually used for the treatment of symptoms associated with overactive bladder such as urgency of urination, urinary frequency, and urge urinary incontinence.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have urinary retention.
    If you are a patient with glaucoma.
    If you are a patient with gastric/intestinal atony, or myasthenia gravis.
    If you have heart disease or liver disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (5mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once daily. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age and symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose should not exceed 2 tablets (10mg).
    Strictly follow the instructions.
  • This medicine contains irritating ingredients. Do not chew the tablet.
  • If you missed a dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause abnormality of the eyes such as filmy vision, difficulty to see or sleep-like state of consciousness. Pay close attention when working at heights, driving a car, etc.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include palpitation, dry mouth, constipation, etc.If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • urticaria, breathing difficulty, decreased blood pressure  [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • general weakness, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes  [hepatic function disorder]
  • inability to urinate, difficulty to urinate  [urinary retention]
  • shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness  [QT prolongation, ventricular tachycardia, atrioventricular block, sick sinus syndrome, severe bradycardia]
  • persistent constipation, abdominal bloating feeling, abdominal pain  [paralytic ileus]
  • inability to think clearly, loss of sense of time, place, etc., seeing and hearing things that are not there  [hallucinations, delirium]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of infants and children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.