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Detrol

This page contains drug information on Detrol.
The information provided includes the following:

  • what is Detrol
  • the possible side effects of Detrol
  • what happens if you miss a dose of Detrol
  • what happens if you overdose with Detrol
  • the most important information about Detrol
  • how to use Detrol
  • other drugs that may affect Detrol
  • what to avoid while using Detrol

 

 
 

Generic Name: tolterodine (toll TEH roe deen)
Brand Names: Detrol, Detrol LA


 
What is the most important information I should know about tolterodine?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Tolterodine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking tolterodine.
Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Tolterodine may increase the risk of heat stroke because it may decrease sweating. Drink plenty of fluid of maintain adequate hydration.
 

What is tolterodine?
Tolterodine relieves spasms of the bladder.
Tolterodine is used to treat overactive bladder with the symptoms of urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence.
Tolterodine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
 

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tolterodine?
Do not take tolterodine if you have
       · a blockage of the urinary tract (difficulty urinating); or
       · a blockage in the intestines.
Before taking tolterodine, tell your doctor if you have
       · liver disease;
       · kidney disease; or
       · glaucoma.
You may not be able to take tolterodine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Tolterodine is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether tolterodine will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take tolterodine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether tolterodine will harm a nursing infant. Do not take tolterodine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
 

How should I take tolterodine?
Take tolterodine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
Do not crush, chew, or open the long-acting capsules (Detrol LA). Swallow them whole. They are specially formulated to slowly release the medication in your body.
Do not take more of this medication than is prescribed for you. If your symptoms are not being treated, notify your doctor.
Store tolterodine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
 

What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
 

What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an tolterodine overdose are not known but might include restlessness, tremor, irritability, seizures, delirium, hallucinations, flushing, fever, nausea, vomiting, a fast heartbeat, and possibly coma.
 

What should I avoid while taking tolterodine?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Tolterodine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking tolterodine.
Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Tolterodine may increase the risk of heat stroke because it may decrease sweating. Drink plenty of fluid to maintain adequate hydration.
 

What are the possible side effects of tolterodine?
If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking tolterodine and seek emergency medical attention.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take tolterodine and talk to your doctor if you experience
       · dry mouth,
       · dryness of the eyes,
       · blurred vision or large pupils,
       · upset stomach,
       · headache,
       · constipation,
       · difficulty urinating,
       · drowsiness, or
       · dizziness.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
 

What other drugs will affect tolterodine?
Before taking tolterodine, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
       · clarithromycin (Biaxin) or erythromycin (E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, E.E.S., P.C.E., others);
       · ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), or miconazole (Monistat);
       · cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); or
       · vinblastine (Velban).
You may need a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Tolterodine may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine unless your doctor approves.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with tolterodine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.
 

Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about tolterodine written for health professionals that you may read.

 


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/ or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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