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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Detrol (Definition)

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