Is Socliden safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Studies of Socliden in pregnant rabbits, rats, and mice have not produced any evidence of harm in the fetus; however, since no controlled studies have been done in pregnant women, the potential benefit of this medicine needs to be weighed against any theoretical harm.
It is not known if Socliden is excreted in human milk.
Rated Socliden for Overactive Bladder (OAB) Report
The Socliden ER 5 MG treated the OAB wonderfully, but the side effects were horrible. I had taken them around a month when I started having edema in my legs and ankles, achy calves & rapid weight gain. The doctor didn't think it was this medicine causing my problems. She said it was the heat and too much salt! She gave me a diuretic shot and said I should be fine to go to a theme park that weekend. The heat and Socliden almost caused me to have a heat stroke! Another reason I took myself off the meds, was because my feet began to burn. Neuropathy! All this started after I started this medicine. I have been off of Socliden 4 days now. So far, so good. No spasms or frequent trips to restroom. I am trying to make it another week, when I will then see the Urologist. Looks like surgery may be in my future. Would rather that than to take Socliden! I didn't mention all the side effects from the beginning. Horrible dry mouth! I was also on a diurectic! Between the two, I woke up most days with no saliva in my mouth. Headache, Very tired! more than usual. Napping all the time. (Thus the weight gain!) I would not recommend to anyone.
Socliden may affect how these drugs are absorbed by your body. Taking these drugs with Socliden may also increase your risk of side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
Generic Name: Socliden (oral) (OX i BUE ti nin)Brand Names: Ditropan XL
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Jan 13, 2019.
How it works
Socliden belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics/antimuscarinics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Socliden works by relaxing the muscles of your bladder. This decreases your sudden need to urinate, having to urinate often, and leaking in between bathroom visits.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- not being able to empty your bladder
- swelling around your eyes, lips, genitals, hands, or feet
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Socliden oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Socliden are listed below.
How to use Socliden patches
- If you have been prescribed Socliden patches (brand name Kentera®), you should apply one patch twice-weekly.
- Apply a patch to a clean, dry area of skin on your tummy (abdomen), hip or bottom. Leave the patch in place for three or four days and then remove it before applying another patch. Apply the new patch to a different area of skin (on your abdomen, hip or bottom). Leave the second patch in place for the rest of the week and then start the next week with a new patch again.
You shouldn’t drink alcohol while taking Socliden. Alcohol raises your risk of serious side effects, such as drowsiness and dizziness. Alcohol can also worsen your overactive bladder symptoms.
Rated Socliden for Urinary Frequency Report
I was amazed how quickly my bladder calmed down and I nearly stopped using pads. Then started getting awful digestive probs, lots of pain under my ribs. Then they just stopped working. I'm taking probiotics to help my stomach, heart/indigestion pain easing. On new tablets now.
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“Socliden.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Socliden. Accessed 27 December 2019.
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Which drugs or supplements interact with Socliden?
The use of Socliden in patients who are receiving other drugs with anticholinergic effects will likely result in an increased frequency and/or severity of anticholinergic side effects which include include dry mouth, constipation, confusion, blurred vision, urinary retention (the inability to urinate) and an increased heart rate or palpitations. There are many such drugs, including diphenhydramine (Benadryl), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), scopolamine (Trans-Scop), benztropine (Cogentin), disopyramide (Norpace), thioridazine (Mellaril), and amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep).
Combining pramlintide (Symlin) with Socliden may severely reduce bowel movements. This combination should be avoided.
Socliden may delay passage of potassium tablets through the digestive system and result in ulceration or narrowing of the small intestine.
Missed Dose of Socliden
If you miss a dose of Socliden, you should 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 dosing schedule. Never take a double dose to make up for the missed one.
If you are taking the extended-release tablet and you remember more than eight hours before it is time for the next dose, take the missed dose right away. However, if your next dose is due in less than eight hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule.
Socliden should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F). It should be kept out of the reach of children.
Certain antifungal drugs will increase the level of Socliden in your body. This will raise your risk of side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
You should not use Socliden if you have untreated or uncontrolled glaucoma, a blockage in your stomach or intestines or if you are unable to urinate.
Tell your doctor if you have been diagnosed with liver or kidney disease, an enlarged prostate, or any other stomach disorder such as GERD, commonly known as reflux disease.
This medicine may cause your eyes to become more sensitive to light. Wearing sunglasses and avoiding too much exposure to bright light may help lessen the discomfort. Socliden may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature to increase. Use extra care not to become overheated during exercise or hot weather.
Socliden may control your symptoms, but it will not cure your condition. You may notice some improvement in your symptoms within the first two weeks of treatment. However, it may take up to eight weeks to experience the full benefit of Socliden. You should not stop taking Socliden without talking to your doctor.
If you are 65 years old or older, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Socliden tablets or syrup. Older adults should not take Socliden tablets or syrup because they are not as safe and may not be as effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
You should also inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, bleeding problems, dementia, glaucoma, trouble swallowing, prostate problems, trouble emptying your bladder, or any kind of digestive problem, such as colitis, constipation, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Socliden may make you dizzy, drowsy, or cause blurred vision. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert or not able to see well.
When you first start taking Socliden, you may see signs of agitation, confusion, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, or hallucinations. These symptoms should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Rated Socliden for Urinary Incontinence Report
I have Multiple Sclerosis and take Ixybutynin due to internal muscle spasms. I take 5 mg three times a day. Side effects I have are dark circles under eyes, fatigue and changing of taste, which made me a Coke drinker even though I was a Pepsi person. I do not mind any of this because I compare it to how I would be without it.
How to use Socliden Chloride ER
Take this medication by mouth, usually once a day, or as directed by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. The length of treatment is determined by your doctor who may suggest periodic trials off the drug to evaluate whether you still need to be taking it.
Swallow this medication with the help of liquids. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Rated Socliden for Urinary Incontinence Report
My urinary incontinence problem is so intense that it practically rules my existence. However, with no medical insurance and in the country I live in, surgery is not an option. I was therefore ecstatic when after paying a hefty cash fee to consult with a doctor, I was prescribed this medication (also paid for in cash). I wish I had first stumbled across this helpful review page first as sadly, after three months of taking this medication, I am now 21 kilograms heavier, permanent red face and hot flashes, lethargic, depressed, constipated with swollen, painful feet, ankles and calves. Now saving for surgery :)