Emgard 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. OAB is a collection of urinary symptoms, including frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Emgard 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emgard 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Emgard 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. Long-term use of Emgard 5mg Tablet might reduce milk production, and cause constipation, dry mouth and urine infection in the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Emgard 5mg Tablet may cause blurred vision and sometimes sleepiness or tiredness which may affect your ability to drive.
Emgard 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Emgard 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Emgard 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients undergoing kidney dialysis.
Emgard 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emgard 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Emgard 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Emgard 5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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It acts by reducing contractions in the muscles of the urinary bladder and tract
Q. What is it used for?
Solifenacin is used to treat patients who suffer from urinary incontinence (inability to control urine) and increased urinary frequency, which is usually caused by an overactive bladder. It belongs to a antimuscarinic class of medication
Q. Is solifenacin an antibiotic/ sulfa drug/steroid/anticholinergic?
Solifenacin is not an antibiotic/sulfa drug/steroid. It is a type of anticholinergic which is called antimuscarinic (acts only against muscarinic receptors)
Q. What is solifenacin succinate tablet?
Solifenacin succinate is the tablet formulation of solifenacin
Q. Is solifenacin safe?
Solifenacin is safe when taken for an indication and at a dose strictly instructed by your doctor
Q. How quickly does solifenacin work?
Solifenacin should be taken for 4 weeks at least before major improvements are observed
Q. Does solifenacin cause weight gain/fluid or water retention?
Solifenacin has some side effects like fluid or water retention. It is not known to cause weight gain. If side effects are observed then consult the doctor immediately
Q. Does it affect the contraceptive pill?
It is not known to affect the contraceptive pill.
Q. Is Emgard same as Tamsulosin?
No, Emgard is not same as Tamsulosin. Both belong to different classes of drugs. Tamsulosin is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia whereas Emgard is used to treat overactive bladder.