Manufactured by Astellas Pharma, Vesicare is an antimuscarinic medicine which is used to treat urinary incontinence or an overactive bladder where urinary control cannot be maintained adequately by the patient. Vesicare works by preventing your bladder muscles contracting prematurely. It does this by preventing the binding of acetylcholine to receptors in the body which leads to a smoother muscle tone in the body and thereby allowing Vesicare users to wait longer between trips to the toilet and prevent unwanted leakages.
Vesicare was considered the most cost-effective drug of its type in a study which looked at the most cost effective medicines for treating urinary incontinence. Indeed, Vesicare was both the least costly AND the most effective treatment!
Vesicare is prescribed to both men and women and is one of the leading drugs available for treating urinary incontinence. Vesicare is a muscarinic antagonist indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and urinary frequency.
Vesciare is typically prescribed by taking a 5 mg tablet once daily, and if well tolerated may be increased to 10 mg once daily. Always refer to product literature.