Detrol

(tolterodine)

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Treats overactive bladder.

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Our bottom line

Detrol (tolterodine) is a good treatment for overactive bladder after exercises and other methods to control it haven't worked.

Quick facts about Detrol
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (tolterodine)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 2mg tablets
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Upsides

  • Detrol (tolterodine) is effective at treating overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate, and controlling urination.
  • The tablet is available as a generic in both extended and immediate release, so you can take it once or twice a day.
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Downsides

  • Detrol (tolterodine) can cause drowsiness, dizziness and can increase your risk for falls.
  • Detrol (tolterodine) can cause severe dry mouth and eyes and constipation.
  • Generally not recommended if you are 65 or older.
  • Do not use if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.
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Lowest price for 60 2mg tablets
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$58.96
How it works

Detrol (tolterodine) is an antimuscarinic. It helps people control the urge to urinate by relaxing the bladder muscles and stopping them from spasming.

Quick facts about Detrol
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (tolterodine)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
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What to expect when you take Detrol (tolterodine) for Overactive bladder

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Side effect rates for Detrol (tolterodine)

1669 From clinical trials of Detrol / Overactive bladder (4 mg daily)
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Indigestion
  • Dry eyes
  • Sleepiness
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth

Risks and Warnings for Detrol (tolterodine)

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  • Detrol (tolterodine) rarely can cause swelling in the face, lips, tongue and throat. This can be very dangerous since it can stop your breathing. Go to the emergency room right away if this happens.

Common concerns from people taking Detrol (tolterodine)

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Alcohol
  • Drinks with caffeine, alcohol or carbonation can make your symptoms worse.
Food
  • You can take Detrol (tolterodine) with or without food.
Kidneys and liver
  • If you have liver or kidney problems, talk to your doctor before starting Detrol (tolterodine). You might have to use a lower dose, or you might not be able to take Detrol (tolterodine) at all.
Sleep
  • You can get drowsy or dizzy on Detrol (tolterodine). Do not stand or sit up too quickly if you've been sitting or lying down for a while.
  • Detrol (tolterodine) can cause drowsiness, dizziness and can increase your risk for falls.