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Known as Detrusitol SR internationally

Description

Detrol LA is a urinary antispasmodic pill made up of a drug called tolterodine. We carry the generic alternative (tolterodine) and the brand name choice (Detrol LA) in 2mg and 4mg!

Detrol LA is used to treat bladders that are overactive and have symptoms of urinary frequency (having to urinate often), urgency (having to urinate badly as soon as the urge begins), and incontinence (lack of control of urination). Detrol LA (tolterodine) works to solve this by relaxing the muscles in the bladder and reducing spasms.

Directions

Make sure to follow directions given to you by your doctor, they can usually be found on your prescription label if you forget. You can also call your doctor or health care professional if you cannot remember.

This medication must be taken by mouth, you can take it with or without food, or as directed by your doctor.

This medication is most commonly taken twice a day.

Detrol LA must be used regularly in order to achieve the full benefit. Ensure you don’t miss a dose by taking this medication at the same time every day.

Do not take more or less of a dose than directed to by your doctor.

Cautions

If you are allergic to tolterodine or any other ingredients found in Detrol LA, do not take this medication. You should also avoid using this medication if you have a blockage in the urinary tract (if you have troubles urinating), a blockage in your stomach or your intestines, or if you have uncontrollable or untreated narrow-angle glaucoma.

You may need a dose adjustment or may need to take special precautions when taking Detrol LA if you have liver disease, kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome.

This medication may or may not harm an unborn child; there is not enough data to show what the effects are. Avoid pregnancy while on this medication.

This medication does pass into breast milk and has potential to harm a nursing infant. Do not breast feed unless your doctor says otherwise.

This medication could impair your thinking and/or reactions. Be careful while doing things that require you to be alert.

Side Effects

Common side effects of Detrol LA (Tolterodine) may include:

  • dry mouth, dry eyes;
  • blurred vision;
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • constipation or diarrhea;
  • stomach pain or upset;
  • joint pain; or
  • headache.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Detrol LA (Tolterodine) may include:

  • chest pain, fast or uneven heart rate;
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all; or
  • painful or difficult urination.

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

FAQs

What does Detrol LA look like?

Detrol LA is usually capsule shaped and can either be blue or green; it may have a completely different appearance if you order a generic form.

How should I store this medication?

Detrol LA should be stored at room temperature away from light and moisture. All medication should be out of reach of children and pets.

Is this product safe for children to use?

This product may be safe for the use in children however there is no effectiveness for the treatment of overactive bladder children using Detrol LA.

 How quick does this medication work?

Relief should begin within 2 weeks after starting treatment; more improvement should be shown around 8 weeks.