What is this medication?
Tolterodine, Detrol is officially indicated for treatment of overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, or urinary urgency.
How does this medication work?
Tolterodine, Detrol is a competitive muscarinic receptor antagonist and inhibits the smooth muscle surrounding the bladder from contracting which prevents symptoms such as urgency and frequency.
How should I take this medication?
Immediate release tablet: 2 mg twice daily; the dose may be lowered to 1 mg twice daily based on individual response and tolerability
Dosing adjustment in patients concurrently taking strong CYP3A4 inhibitors – 1 mg twice daily
Extended release capsule: 4 mg once daily; dose may be lowered to 2 mg once daily based on individual response and tolerability
Dosing adjustment in patients concurrently taking strong CYP3A4 inhibitors – 2 mg once daily
How to Take: Can be taken with or without food. Swallow whole and do not crush, chew or divide/split.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Tolterodine, Detrol make sure your physician is aware of any allergies and medications you currently take. Anticholinergic drugs may cause drowsiness, dizziness, headache, and/or blurred vision, which may impair physical or mental abilities; patients must be cautioned about performing tasks which require mental alertness. Use with caution in patients with Alzheimer’s, bladder flow obstruction, GI obstructive disorders, glaucoma, liver/kidney impairment, or myasthenia gravis.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Xerostomia, headache, dizziness, constipation, abdominal pain, and diarrhea
Note this is not a complete list of side effects, only common ones.
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