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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Tolterodine (Overview)

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 and extended release formulations.


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
27 doctors shared insights

Tolterodine (Overview)

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 and extended release formulations.


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Please describe the medication: tolterodine?

Please describe the medication: tolterodine?

Tolterodine: 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 and extended release formulations. ...Read more

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Can Tolterodine Tartrate and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride INN work in synergy? My GP prescribed them. I have CKD and chronic prostatitise.

Can Tolterodine Tartrate and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride INN work in synergy? My GP prescribed them. I have CKD and chronic prostatitise.

BPH Tx : There are several papers which have outlined the safety and effectiveness of combining a medicine like tolteridine (Detrol) with a med like tamsulosin (Flomax). However, in a 45 y/o male I would be more inclined to recommend prostate surgery instead of adding more medication, as there may be a greater long term benefit and you may end up taking fewer meds instead if more meds! ...Read more

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How does tolterodine work?

How does  tolterodine work?

It inhibits: The muscarinic receptors in the bladder. These receptors stimulate the bladder muscles to squeeze. ...Read more

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How does tolterodine work?

It inhibits: The muscarinic receptors in the bladder. These receptors stimulate the bladder muscles to squeeze. ...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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Please describe the medication: tolterodine?

Tolterodine: 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 and extended release formulations. ...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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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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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

Detrol (Definition)

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