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Doctor insights on: Tolterodine Tartrate Side Effects

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Dr. James Chapman
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Tolterodine (Definition)

The trade name of this medication is detrol. 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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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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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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What are some side effects of coming off of metoprolol tartrate?

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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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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Detrol (Definition)

Detrol 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 ...Read more