Generic name: Detrol
Brand names: Tolterodine
Detrol is used to treat overactive bladder. This drug reduces the number of bathroom visits. It may also helps to control wetting cases. This drug may be used for other cases; ask your doctor or druggist provided that you need further clarification.
What do I have to make known to my health care providers before I take this medication?
They need to be familiar with you having any of these circumstances:
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have allergic reactions to any drugs, or if you have:
- kidney disease
- glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- any type of debilitating disease
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
Tell also about:
- problem passing urine
- intestinal obstruction
- kidney or liver sickness
- an uncommon or allergic reaction to detrol, other medicines, dyes, preservatives or foods
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby, unless it is used during the last 2 to 4 weeks of pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Detrol passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
Do not give Detrol to a child younger than 12 years old.
How to use DETROL?
This medicine is taken by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. Take the doses on the rigid schedule. Do not take the medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician concerning the use of this medication in children. Peculiar care may be required.
In case you suppose you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or an emergency room immediately.
This medicament is exclusively for you. Don’t share DETROL with anyone.
If you miss a dose:
In case you forget about the dose, try to take it as soon as you have the opportunity. If the time for the next dose has come, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may this medicine interact with?
- medicaments for fungal infections, like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole or voriconazole|vinblastine%]
This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your health care providers a list of all medications, herbs, non-prescription drugs or dietary supplements you use. Moreover tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. Particular items can interfere your drug action.
What side effects may I perceive from Detrol?
Side effects that you should make known to your doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like swelling of the lips, face or tongue, itching or hives, skin rash
- difficulty passing urine
- fast, irregular heartbeat
- swelling in feet or hands
Side effects that as a rule don’t need medical care (report to your doctor if they persist or are irritating):
- changes in vision
- dry eyes, mouth
- stomach upset
The list of Side effects may be not complete.
What do I have to know whileusing this drug?
- The therapeutics may take 2-3 months to notice the full benefit from this drug.
- You may need to limit your intake tea, caffeinated sodas, alcohol and coffee. These drinks may worsen your symptoms.
- You may get drowsy or dizzy.| Don’t drive, use machinery or do any activity that needs mental alertness until you know the way this medication affects you. Don’t stand or sit up quickly, moreover if you are an older patient. This curtails the dizzy or fainting spells risk.
- Your mouth may get dry. Sucking hard candy or chewing sugarless gum, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
- This medicine may cause blurred vision and dry eyes. You may feel some discomfort if you wear contact lenses. Lubricating drops may help. Visit your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or worsens.
- Avoid excessive heat. This medication can cause you to sweat less. Your body temperature could increase to dangerous levels, which may cause heat stroke.
How should I keep this medicament?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Keep at room temperature about 15 – 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine when the expiration date has passed.