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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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

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Please describe the medication: detrol (tolterodine)?

Anticholinergic: Detrol (tolterodine) is a medication that is used for urinary incontinence related to urgency causes. It has been used for many years and has an "la", long acting daily dosing available. ...Read more

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When is the best time of the day to take detrol (tolterodine) la?

Opinion, night. : I recommend taking the drug at night to try and help with some of the side effects like dry mouth, but petrol la may be taken at anytime. ...Read more

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Can i get an easy to understand explanation of medicine detrol (tolterodine)?

Detrol (tolterodine) is: Detrol (tolterodine) is one of drugs for treating overactive bladder with frequency, urgency, and urge urinary incontinence, like Ditropan (oxybutynin), Toviaz (fesoterodine), Santura (trospium), Vesicare (solifenacin), etc. Their purpose is about the same to ease bladder muscle spasm to avoid uncontrollable bladder contraction leading to urge urinary incontinence; their side effects are similar. ...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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Detrol la has tolterodine in it. Is that a steroid?

Detrol la has tolterodine in it. Is that a steroid?

No: No, it is what is called and anti-muscarinc. It blocks muscarinic receptors in the bladder wall which helps keep the bladder muscle from contracting so often. ...Read more

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Would Lasix cause my detrol (tolterodine) la not work as effectively?

Would Lasix cause my detrol (tolterodine) la not work as effectively?

Yes and No: Detrol (tolterodine) decreases the number of voids that the bladder does. Lasix causes more urine output which increases the number of voids that the bladder does. Lasix does not however interfere with Detrol (tolterodine) directly, that i know of. ...Read more

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Is detrol (tolterodine) la a short term treatment or once you start taking it you have to continue for life?

Varies: Length of treatment varies with each patient. Some patients may need to remain on the drug while others may take it for a short time. The drug does not have any dependency issues. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Detrol (tolterodine) allergy?

Here are some...: Detrol may bring its own share of collateral adverse side effects with unbearable dry mouth, constipation, urine flow decrease leading to urinary retention, etc. although it is intended to help control urinary urgency from overactive bladder, which, in fact, is the early stage of interstitial cystitis. More? Ask your urologist or contact me and I can help to a degree. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Detrol (Definition)

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