Compare Detrol vs. Myrbetriq

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Detrol (tolterodine)

Prescription only

Myrbetriq (mirabegron)

Prescription only
Treats overactive bladder.

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

Treats overactive bladder.

Myrbetriq (mirabegron) is a good treatment for overactive bladder with the least chance for dry mouth and constipation, but talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure.

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.
  • Myrbetriq (mirabegron) helps you to have better control over your urination.
  • Myrbetriq (mirabegron) causes less drowsiness and constipation than other medicines for overactive bladder.
  • May be used if you have glaucoma.
  • Myrbetriq (mirabegron) may be safer to use if you are over 65 years old.
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.
  • Myrbetriq (mirabegron) might raise your blood pressure.
  • If you have an obstruction in your bladder, Myrbetriq (mirabegron) might make you retain more urine.
  • Myrbetriq (mirabegron) may be very expensive depending on your insurance.
  • Not recommended if you have severe liver or kidney disease.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
    23%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Constipation
    6%
  • Stomach pain
    4%
  • Indigestion
    3%
  • Dry eyes
    3%
  • Sleepiness
    3%
  • Tiredness
    2%
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    2%
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8possible side effects
  • High blood pressure
    11%
  • Common cold symptoms
    4%
  • Urinary tract infection
    4%
  • Headache
    2%
  • Constipation
    2%
  • Chest cold infection
    2%
  • Joint pain
    2%
  • Rapid heart beat
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Face, lips, neck or throat swelling
  • Dizziness and drowsiness
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • People age 65 or older
  • Vision changes
    • Glaucoma
  • Trouble urinating & stomach problems
    • History of bladder problems
    • History of stomach or intestine problems
  • Heartbeat problems
    • History of heartbeat problems
    • Taking medicines to conrol heartbeat
  • Liver and Kidney problems
    • History of liver problems
    • History of Kidney problems
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  • Increased blood pressure
    • Untreated high blood pressure
  • Urinary retention
    • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Unusual swelling
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