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Detrol Medication - Uses & Side Effects

tolterodine
Pronunciation: tol TE roe deen
Brand: Detrol, Detrol LA

Tolterodine relieves spasms of the bladder. TOLTERODINE help to control an overactive bladder, a chronic condition that can be improved with medication. It may also reduce the frequency of bathroom visits and may help to control wetting accidents.

Detrol Dosage

  • If you are taking detrol, then the usual starting dosage is 2 milligrams twice a day.
  • If you are taking detrol LA, then the usual starting dosage is 4 milligrams and you should be taken once a day.
  • Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

Uses of Detrol

  • Tolterodine is used to treat overactive bladder with the symptoms of urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence.
  • Tolterodine reduces spasms of the bladder muscles.

Side Effects of Detrol

Before taken Detrol medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Detrol. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Vertigo

Warnings and precautions before taking Detrol

  • You should tell your doctor your medical history, such as any allergies, difficulty with urination, stomach/intestinal disorders, glaucoma, liver problems, kidney problems.
  • After taken this drug, you may feel some dizzy or drowsyness. So you should not participate in any activities that requiring mental alertness such as driving.
  • This medication may also reduce sweating which can lead to heat stroke in hot weather.
  • Don't take this medicine without telling your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of tolterodine.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Detrol with certain other drugs, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of medicine. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Detrol with the following:

  • Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
  • Erythromycin antibiotics such as Ery-Tab, Eryc, and PCE
  • Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
  • Itraconazole (Sporanox)
  • Miconazole
  • Vinblastine
Overdose

After taken Detrol if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Detrol overdose may include:

  • Restlessness
  • Tremor
  • Irritability
  • Seizures
  • Delirium
  • Hallucinations
  • Flushing
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Possibly coma


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