Compare Detrol vs. Toviaz

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Detrol (tolterodine)

Prescription only

Toviaz (fesoterodine)

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 an overactive bladder.

Toviaz (fesoterodine) is a good treatment for overactive bladder, especially when exercises and other methods to control it haven't worked.

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.
  • Toviaz (fesoterodine) is effective at treating overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate, and helping to better control urination.
  • Take Toviaz (fesoterodine) only once a day.
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.
  • Only recommended after you've tried doing exercises, bladder training, and other changes to your lifestyle.
  • Can cause drowsiness and dizziness. The medicine can also raise your risk for falls.
  • Generally not recommended if you're 65 years or older.
  • Can't be used by people who have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Not available as a generic.
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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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6possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
    19%
  • Constipation
    4%
  • Upper chest infection
    3%
  • Indigestion
    2%
  • Cough
    2%
  • Back pain
    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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  • Facial swelling & breathing problems
  • Difficulty driving
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Vision changes
    • Glaucoma
  • Urinary retention
    • History of bladder problems
    • History of problems with your intestine
    • Taking more than one medicine for overactive bladder
    • Taking allergy medicines
  • Increased side effects
    • History of liver or kidney problems
    • History of a disease called Myasthenia Gravis
  • Heat exhaustion
    • Outside in hot weather
    • Dehydrated
    • Exercising
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