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Dr. Scott Keith
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Tolterodine (Definition)

The trade name of this medication is detrol (tolterodine). It is an antimuscarinic medication used to treat urinary frequency, urinary urgency and urge urinary incontinence. Its side-effects include dry mouth and constipation. It may cause confusion in the elderly. It comes in immediate release ...Read more


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Detrol la has tolterodine in it. What is that?

Detrol la has tolterodine in it. What is that?

Detrol = tolterodine: It is an ancholinergic and thus relaxes smooth muscle ; thus prescribed as treatment of an overactive bladder, to control involuntary bladder contractions which can cause urinary incontinence ;/or to increase functional bladder capacity ; thus reduce urinary frequency or number of yimes you have to get up at night to urinate. ...Read more

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Hi, can Detrol la cause insomnia? Thanks

Perhaps opposite?: Detrol works by inhibiting the muscarinic receptors on neurons (nerve tissue), so there can be a host of side effects from taking it. Aside from dizziness & dry mouth (mediated by the receptor), the most common neurologic side effect seems to be somnolence - excessive sleepiness. However, all medications react differently for different people. Talk to the prescribing doctor & relay your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is alfuzosin similar to detrol (tolterodine)?

Drugs: Alfuzosin is a drug given for prostate obstruction to improve your voiding; Detrol (tolterodine) is an anticholinergic drug use to relax the smooth muscle of the bladder to decrease urgency and frequency of urination; they are completely different drugs. ...Read more

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What is the medication called "detrol" used for?

What is the medication called "detrol" used for?

Urinary urgency: Typically this medication is used for overactive bladder or urge incontinence. These are symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urinary leaking associated with these symptoms. ...Read more

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How does detrol (tolterodine) work?

How does detrol (tolterodine) work?

Anticholinergic: Tolterodine is an anticholinergic which relaxes the smooth muscle of the bladder, resulting in the therapeutic effects along with other muscles, causing the side effects. ...Read more

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Can detrol (tolterodine) la increase appetite?

Can detrol (tolterodine) la increase appetite?

Uncommon: The medication is more commonly associated with constipation and heartburn. Change in appetite can occur but decreased appetite is more common then increased appetite. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Detrol (Definition)

Detrol is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more