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Is alfuzosin similar to detrol (tolterodine)?

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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Will I be able to drink alcohol while on vesicare 5mg solifenacin succinate?

Will I be able to drink alcohol while on vesicare 5mg solifenacin succinate?

In moderation: A beer or 2, but not 3, or a glass of wine, or possibly a small cocktail. i.e. social drinking. But, you should not drink more than that in any case. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Does ditropan (oxybutynin) medicne for bladder control work?

Does ditropan (oxybutynin) medicne for bladder control work?

Yes it does: Best to try generic oxybutinin er (extended release) first, works just as well for most & is cheaper & has lower co-pay. ...Read more

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I take oxybutynin and botox treatment for bladder oxybutynin makes me drowsy already tried vesicare (solifenacin) enablex what are other good meds?

I take oxybutynin and botox treatment for bladder oxybutynin makes me drowsy already tried vesicare (solifenacin) enablex what are other good meds?

Urge incontinence: Besides Enablex, Oxybutynin & Vesicare, (solifenacin) other oral options to treat urge incontinence include Detrol, Myrbetriq, Sanctura & Toviaz. Check out www.drugs.com & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence/basics/definition/con-20037883 for more info. ...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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Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

It works. : Ditropan (oxybutynin) is part of a family of medications called anticholinergics that can help calm the bladder. It is an effective treatment for overactive bladder and has been used to help manage bladder spasms. Bladder spasms often occur with bladder irritation, such as that after surgery, or during infection, or in neurologic problems of the bladder. Side effects often can limit the dose. ...Read more

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Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Here are some ...: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...Read more

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What about ditropan (oxybutynin) xl?

What about ditropan (oxybutynin) xl?

It's there...: It's a good choice for women with overactive bladder and urge incontinence. I often use it for urinary urgency in both males and females, although, i prefer an immediate release formulation. It's been shown to work in men with benign prostate hypertrophy to improve their urination. ...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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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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Is toviaz (fesoterodine) safe to take for bladder spasms?

Is toviaz (fesoterodine)  safe to take for bladder spasms?

Toviaz (fesoterodine): Yes. Toviaz (fesoterodine) is intended for over active bladder. If you are truly having "spasms" and have not recently had a urologic procedure, you may need an evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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I'm taking vesicare (solifenacin) for my peeing problem. Any side effects?

I'm taking vesicare (solifenacin) for my peeing problem. Any side effects?

Always for few...: As always for any drugs, some side effects for someone to some degree is likely and no doctor can predict what may happen. So, always use drugs as prescribed but still with caution. Likewise, Vesicare may induce significant degree of dry mouth, constipation, incomplete bladder emptying, etc. More on drug use & side effects? Go to more info on http://www.formefirst.com/NewDrugUse.html. ...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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Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Can vesicare (solifenacin) or other overactive bladder medications cause urethral irritation? I've been have urethral urgency.

Unlikely: Urinary urgency is generally a bladder issue and not urethral in origin, especially in a 25 yr old female. See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zoloft and vesicare (solifenacin)? Also does vesicare (solifenacin) have any side effects?

Is it safe to take Zoloft and vesicare (solifenacin)? Also does vesicare (solifenacin) have any side effects?

Vesicare (solifenacin) and Zoloft: There are no reported drug interactions. Side effects are nicely classified at www.Drugs.Com. Type in vesicare (solifenacin). The list is too long to type in this space. It classifies them according to serious, common, mild etc, and guides you as to which side effects are potentially dangerous and would require medic attention. Best wishes and enjoy the weekend. ...Read more