Solifenacin Alcohol Interaction

Solifenacin Alcohol

Solifenacin is the generic name given to this drug which reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract and is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination and incontinence which is urine leakage.

It is suggested, moderate drinking only as the effectiveness of the drug could be comprised and the side effects of the drug may be greatly increased.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using this drug advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have untreated or uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma, a stomach disorder causing delayed emptying, unable to urinate, have glaucoma, liver disease, kidney disease, blockage in stomach or intestines, history of Long QT syndrome.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, blurred vision, mild constipation, nausea, mild stomach pain, dizzy, tired, fever, sore throat, body aches or flu symptoms. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are allergic reactions such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, hot dry skin, extreme thirst, severe stomach pain, constipation for 3 days or longer, pain or burning when urinating, not urinating.If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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