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Long Term Effects Of Detrol
1-2 weeks: You should notice a difference in 2 weeks. ...Read more
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
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
Opinion, night. : I recommend taking the drug at night to try to help with some side effects like dry mouth, but petrol la may be taken at anytime. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes those two medications can be used together. ...Read more
No.: Temporary blindness in one eye is not a side effect of medication although I suppose you could posit transient hypotension and significantly asymmetric iop or ocular vessel atherosclerotic disease. Sx like this are much more likely to be an ocular TIA or stroke and need evaluation soon. ...Read more
Doubt: Almost any medication can raise liver enzymes in someone who's allergic, but this has not been reported as a common problem with tolterodine. ...Read more
Medical + nonmedical: In addition to Detrol (tolterodine) (instead of) there are many, many "anti-cholinergic" medications that have a fewer side effects (but they may be more expensive or not covered by your insurance). There are also nonmedical aids, including avoiding certain types of foods and bladder stimulants (eg, caffeine) and timed voiding (keep you bladder less full). Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My friend hasn't gotten her period in about 5 months but isn't pregnant. Any ideas what could be going on? She takes sertraline and detrol (tolterodine).
Emotional issues alone may explain this/ She should, however, consult with her Primary Care Provider or GYN specialist for a complete evaluation!
Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
I have overactive bladder and have failed detrol, oxytrol and vesicare (solifenacin). What options do I have?
See Urologist: If you've failed behavioral modification and multiple meds there are doctors who use neuromodulation. This can be done with a product called urgent PC or an implant called interstim. See your urologist to discuss. For more see http://peedoc. Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. ...Read more
I had ua done and no UTI but still have frequency and urgency. What could be wrong? I already take 4 mg of detrol (tolterodine) for frequency that went away before
Ask 4 IC testing: Most patients with interstitial cystitis start with dietary changes and a medication called elmiron (pentosan). Some patients benefit from weekly bladder irrigation with a combination of medications called Heparin and lidocaine. These are injected into the bladder through a small catheter. This can be very helpful. For patients that do not respond there is an outpatient surgical treatment called interstim. ...Read more