Solifenacin Succinate

Originally published on: April 6th, 2017. Last modified on August 12th, 2021

Solifenacin succinate is a medicine used to help treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as incontinence, urgency or frequency.  It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle, which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary incontinence or reduce the feeling of urgency that bladder spasms can cause.

What is Solifenacin Succinate Used For?

Solifenacin succinate not suitable for everyone so it’s important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

You may not be suitable for this medication if you:

  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • are on haemodialysis
  • are passing more urine than usual because of heart or kidney problems
  • have a hiatus hernia
  • have autonomic neuropathy
  • have certain types of gastrointestinal problems
  • have kidney problems
  • have liver problems
  • have megacolon or are at risk of having megacolon
  • have myasthenia gravis or are at risk of having myasthenia gravis
  • have narrow angle glaucoma or are at risk of having narrow angle glaucoma
  • have urinary retention or are at risk of having urinary retention

Side-effects of Solifenacin Succinate

Everyone’s reaction to a medicine is different. You may experience some of the side effects listed below or none at all. If you are having problems with this medicine, it’s important to tell your GP immediately.

A very common side effect of Solifenacin succinate is dry mouth.

Below is a list of common side effects experienced by those who take Solifenacin succinate.

  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • stomach pain

Further Help

If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call NHS non-emergency number on 111 (You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation)