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

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. Warren Foster
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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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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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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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Any side effects on detrol (tolterodine) la?

Yes: Dry mouth, headache, and constipation are most common. Some patients may also experience blurred vision and abdominal pain. ...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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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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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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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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Can detrol (tolterodine) cause high liver numbers in a blood test?

Can detrol (tolterodine) cause high liver numbers in a blood test?

Unlikely: I would look for another cause. Your physician may elect to repeat the labs off alcohol and all medications, as the beginning of the workup. ...Read more

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Can detrol (tolterodine) la cause high liver numbers in a blood test?

Can detrol (tolterodine) la cause high liver numbers in a blood test?

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

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Which is good for an overactive bladder besides prescription detrol (tolterodine)?

Which is good for an overactive bladder besides prescription detrol (tolterodine)?

Medical + nonmedical: In addition to Detrol (tolterodine) (instead of) there are many, many different "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

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Is it detrol (tolterodine) la that's doing these leg cramps?

Is it detrol (tolterodine) la that's doing these leg cramps?

Maybe: Leg cramp is not general associated with Detrol (tolterodine) however joint pain has been reported. ...Read more

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What is detrol (tolterodine) used for?

What is detrol (tolterodine) used for?

Gotta go: It's for urinary urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. Side effects- urinary retention, constipation, dry mouth mainly. ...Read more

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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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What are the effects of detrol (tolterodine) la?

What are the effects of detrol (tolterodine) la?

Treat urgency: The drug is used to treat urinary urgency or overactive bladder. ...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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I have overactive bladder and have failed detrol, oxytrol and vesicare (solifenacin). What options do I have?

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

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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

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

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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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Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...

Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...

Not a good idea: They are the same class of medicine (antocholinergic) and both work in pretty much the same way, by reducing spasm of the muscle that contracts to push urine out of the bladder. Taken in excess they can actually cause incontenence by paralysis of that muscle (overflow incontenence). If the meds are not working you should see a urologist. You can have systemic side effects with too much meds. ...Read more

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Has anyone had temperary blindness in one eye when on detrol (tolterodine)?

Has anyone had temperary blindness in one eye when on detrol (tolterodine)?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Detrol (Definition)

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