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Can Vesicare and Bactrim DS lead to dehydration?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Question: My wife has been taking vesicare and recently added bactrim DS. Cancan this contribute to severe dehydration
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Vesicare can lead to severe dehydration

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Vesicare contains solifenacin succinate which can cause dry mouth and dry eyes leading to severe dehydration.

Bactrim DS dose not cause dehydration.

I would advise your wife to increase her water intake.

Water is usually enough to rehydrate adults

She should sip small amounts of water and clear fluids throughout the day.

She can also drink carbohydrate or electrolyte containing drinks.

I would also advise her to increase intake of water-rich fruits and vegetables.

Such fruits and vegetables contain hydrating salts, minerals and sugars, hence they work in a way similar to the isotonic drinks favored by athletes.

Some fruits and vegetables with high water content are watermelon, cantaloupe, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, cucumber, grapes, papaya, celery, lettuce, radishes, spinach, zucchini and tomatoes.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Monish De, Oncologist
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Can Vesicare and Bactrim DS lead to dehydration?

Brief Answer: Vesicare can lead to severe dehydration Detailed Answer: Hi, Vesicare contains solifenacin succinate which can cause dry mouth and dry eyes leading to severe dehydration. Bactrim DS dose not cause dehydration. I would advise your wife to increase her water intake. Water is usually enough to rehydrate adults She should sip small amounts of water and clear fluids throughout the day. She can also drink carbohydrate or electrolyte containing drinks. I would also advise her to increase intake of water-rich fruits and vegetables. Such fruits and vegetables contain hydrating salts, minerals and sugars, hence they work in a way similar to the isotonic drinks favored by athletes. Some fruits and vegetables with high water content are watermelon, cantaloupe, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, cucumber, grapes, papaya, celery, lettuce, radishes, spinach, zucchini and tomatoes. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Monish De, Oncologist