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why shouldn't tolterodine tartrate be used for a patient with urinary retention?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
May cause retention: tolterodine is used to decrease bladder hyperactivity by virtue of its, so called, anti-cholinergic properties that relax the urinary bladder wall and work against evacuating the bladder. Therefore, in persons who have tendency towards retention of urine, the condition may become aggravated by using the drug. This is especially important in persons with large prostate
Answered on Sep 22, 2017

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