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Dr. Walter Husar
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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

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Have been metoprolol tartrate for a month. Terrible side effects and i'm going to begin weaning off. Taking 50mgs a day, what is the best step down ?

Have been metoprolol tartrate for a month.  Terrible side effects and i'm going to begin weaning off.  Taking 50mgs a day, what is the best step down ?

No need: There is no need to taper off. One just can stop this medication. But, your physician should be part of the process so that the right treatment with another medication can be instituted. ...Read more

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I have lam disease -a rare lung disease. Just diagnosed w/atrial flutter &prescribed metoprolol tartrate. Any lung side effects from new med 2 watch 4?

I have lam disease -a rare lung disease. Just diagnosed w/atrial flutter &prescribed metoprolol tartrate. Any lung side effects from new med 2 watch 4?

Beta blockers: In sensitive patients with reactive airway disease, beta blockers may trigger airways spasm leading to asthma-like symptoms such as shortness of breath and wheezing. ...Read more

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My pcp prescribed metoprolol tartarate for palpitations and hbp. Side effects are killing me. Are there any alternatives?

Yes: There are alternatives. Talk to your doctor and discuss it. If you have not seen a cardiologist, they may offer more options. ...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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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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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Detrol (Definition)

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