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Doctor insights on: Tolterodine Tartrate Side Effects

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Why shouldn't tolterodine tartrate be used for a patient with urinary retention?

May cause retention: tolterodine is used to decrease bladder hyperactivity by virtue of its, so called, anti-cholinergic properties that relax the urinary bladder wall and work against evacuating the bladder. Therefore, in persons who have tendency towards retention of urine, the condition may become aggravated by using the drug. This is especially important in persons with large prostate ...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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What are some side effects of coming off of metoprolol tartrate?

Slowly: this should be titrate downward slowly under a physician's supervision. ...Read more

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Is the sleeping tablet zolpidem tartrate 10 mg safe to take & does it have any side effects?

Is the sleeping tablet zolpidem tartrate 10 mg safe to take & does it have any side effects?

If prescribed, safe: If your doctor has assessed your needs and prescribed zolpidem for you, it's safe to take intermittently. It's intended to make you drowsy and fall asleep -- this is its main side effect. Some people have also had sleepwalking incidents taking it though. Have you had a full evaluation of your sleep complaints? ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Detrol (Definition)

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