Detrol (generic: tolterodine) is a prescription medication used to treat the symptoms of an overactive bladder in adults. Detrol belongs to a group of drugs called antimuscarinic medications, which help the bladder muscles to relax.
This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken twice a day, with or without food.
Common side effects of Detrol include dry mouth, dizziness, and headache.
Detrol is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat the following symptoms due to a condition called overactive bladder:
The most common side effects with Detrol are:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take or are planning to take includine prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. If you take Detrol with other medicines, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Do not take Detrol if you
Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Detrol there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving Detrol.
Before starting Detrol, tell your doctor about all of your medical and other conditions that may affect the use of Detrol, including
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant. It is not known if Detrol will harm your unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or if you are planning to breastfeed. It is not known if Detrol is excreted in human breast milk or if it will harm your nursing baby.
Take Detrol exactly as your doctor tells you to take it. Your doctor will tell you how many Detrol tablets to take and when to take them.
Take Detrol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.
The initial recommended dose of Detrol Tablets is 2 mg twice daily. The dose may be lowered to 1 mg twice daily based on individual response and tolerability. For patients with significantly reduced hepatic or renal function or who are currently taking drugs that are potent inhibitors of CYP3A4, the recommended dose of Detrol is 1 mg twice daily.
he recommended dose of Detrol LA Capsules is 4 mg once daily with water and swallowed whole.. The dose may be lowered to 2 mg daily based on individual response and tolerability; however, limited efficacy data are available for Detrol LA 2 mg.
Dosage Adjustment in Specific Populations
For patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class A or B) or severe renal impairment (CCr 10 – 30 mL/min), the recommended dose of Detrol LA is 2 mg once daily. Detrol LA is not recommended for use in patients with severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class C). Patients with CCr less than 10 mL/min have not been studied and use of Detrol LA in this population is not recommended.
If you take too much Detrol (more than the prescribed amount) call your doctor or your local Poison Control Center right away.
Detrol is available in 1 mg and 2 mg strength tablets. The active ingredient in Detrol is tolterodine.
Detrol Active ingredients: tolterodine tartrate
Inactive ingredients: colloidal anhydrous silica, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, cellulose microcrystalline, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate (pH 3.0 to 5.0), stearic acid, and titanium dioxide.
Detrol LA Active ingredients: tolterodine tartrate
Inactive ingredients: sucrose, starch, hypromellose, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, gelatin, and FD&C Blue #2. 2 mg capsule also contains yellow iron oxide. Capsules have pharmaceutical grade printing ink that contains shellac glaze, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, and simethicone.
Store Detrol at room temperature (59 to 86° F).
Keep it in a dry place.
Keep Detrol and all medicines out of the reach of children.
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