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Posted 11 Dec 2018 at 14:43

I have been having ongoing issues with mild urinary incontinence. I rarely use a pad but have several small leaks per day. I was ok after prostatectomy but with the addition of salvage radiotherapy and HT I feel I need a single pad if I play a round of golf or go out socially.

Today I had an appointment with a urologist specialising in reconstructive surgery.

He has suggested I start taking Solifenacin (5mg per day) along with a renewed push on pelvic floor exercises to see if that resolves the problem. If that doesn’t resolve things he has suggested surgery to fit an artificial sphincter.

I am already on HT, sulphasalazine, naproxen (both for arthritis), co-codamol as required and Sertraline for low mood.

I already can have a ”flutter” in my heart beat and am concerned about possible side effects with solifenacin. 

Does anyone have experience of this drug, how are the side effects?

Thanks in anticipation.

 

Ido4

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Posted 11 Dec 2018 at 14:43

I have been having ongoing issues with mild urinary incontinence. I rarely use a pad but have several small leaks per day. I was ok after prostatectomy but with the addition of salvage radiotherapy and HT I feel I need a single pad if I play a round of golf or go out socially.

Today I had an appointment with a urologist specialising in reconstructive surgery.

He has suggested I start taking Solifenacin (5mg per day) along with a renewed push on pelvic floor exercises to see if that resolves the problem. If that doesn’t resolve things he has suggested surgery to fit an artificial sphincter.

I am already on HT, sulphasalazine, naproxen (both for arthritis), co-codamol as required and Sertraline for low mood.

I already can have a ”flutter” in my heart beat and am concerned about possible side effects with solifenacin. 

Does anyone have experience of this drug, how are the side effects?

Thanks in anticipation.

 

Ido4

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Posted 11 Dec 2018 at 17:06
Hi

Went on them some years back but came off due to severe constipation. Asked to go back on them about a year ago. chose 5mg as aware retention can be an issue. Constipation ok this time. Eye hospital brought forward appointment as it can increase eye pressure.

Ray

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Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 13:58
Dont forget to get your exeption form filled out and signed by your GP so you don't have to pay!
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User
Posted 11 Dec 2018 at 17:06
Hi

Went on them some years back but came off due to severe constipation. Asked to go back on them about a year ago. chose 5mg as aware retention can be an issue. Constipation ok this time. Eye hospital brought forward appointment as it can increase eye pressure.

Ray

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Posted 11 Dec 2018 at 18:02

Ido4

I think I have been on just about all the anti spasm medication there is. Oxybutinin, solifenacin, regurin XL betmiga and back to requrin XL, there were some others in the early days Burt not sure if they were antispasm. They all had one thing in common for me and that was a dry mouth, can't say I noticed any effect on the heart beat. Co codamol and narproxen are great painkillers but they give me constipation. Sounds like you are in the same path I was until the shrunken bladder put paid to surgery.  Best wishes and keep in touch.

Thanks Chris

 

User
Posted 11 Dec 2018 at 18:31
Thanks for your replies Ray and Chris,

I will update how I’m getting on with the solifenacin once I get the prescription filled at the pharmacy.

Best wishes to you both.

Ian

Ido4

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Posted 13 Dec 2018 at 13:58
Dont forget to get your exeption form filled out and signed by your GP so you don't have to pay!
 
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