Detrol

(tolterodine)

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Treats overactive bladder.

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

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

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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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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  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
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Side effect rates for Detrol (tolterodine)

From 1669 clinical trials of Detrol when taken for overactive bladder (4 mg daily)
  • Dry mouth
    23%23%
    8%8%
  • Headache
    6%6%
    5%5%
  • Constipation
    6%6%
    4%4%
  • Stomach pain
    4%4%
    2%2%
  • Indigestion
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Dry eyes
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Sleepiness
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Tiredness
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    2%2%
    1%1%
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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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Detrol (tolterodine) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats overactive bladder.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats overactive bladder.

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.