Detrol and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Detrol 1mg and/or Equivalents||Detrol, Detrusitol, Tolterodine|
|Detrol 2mg and/or Equivalents||Detrol, Teva-Tolterodine, Tolterodine|
Detrol Drug Description
Detrol is the brand name of a generic drug Tolterodine tartrate which is prescribed for treating various symptoms of a hyperactive bladder. Patients who suffer from urinary incontinence or feel the urge to urinate frequently or have lost their bladder control can use Detrol to find relief. It belongs to a class of drugs known as muscarinic receptor antagonists and can be obtained only through a valid physician’s prescription. It is a type of antispasmodic that reduces bladder muscle spasms and consequently also decreases the patient’s urge to urinate which is created by bladder muscle spasm.
Detrol is mainly used for treating urinary bladder diseases and urinary incontinence. Tolterodine inhibits bladder contractions, detrusor over activity and therefore is effective against nocturnal incontinence, reduces the urge to evacuate frequently and can combat urinary frequency, commonly seen in older adults.
Detrol Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
Typical dosage recommendations vary from patient to patient and it is your physician who should determine the right dose for you. For patients suffering from bladder problems, the dosage is around 2 mg of Detrol tablet twice a day in case of adults. However, your physician will adjust your dosage depending on your health needs. For children, the dosage and usage will be determined by the physician. For extended release capsules available for oral usage, the dosage is around 4 mg to be taken once each day. This dosage recommendation is for adults and may require adjustment. Dosage recommendations for kids will again be determined by the physician. Detrol can be taken without or with food, but it has to be consumed at around the same time every day. If you are using the extended release capsule, you should swallow it whole with plenty of water, without chewing, opening or crushing it.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. But if it is time already for your next dose, you should return to your original dosing schedule and throw out the missed dose. Please do not take double doses all at once to compensate for your missed dose.
If you suspect an overdose, rush the patient to the nearest ER or contact your local poison control helpline or local emergency number.
Do not use Detrol if you suffer from urinary retention and find it difficult to evacuate your bladder completely or if it is difficult for you to pass urine. Do not use Detrol if you are allergic to Tolterodine, fesoterodine or any of the ingredients inside Detrol. Detrol can possibly impair your cognitive abilities and normal reactions. If you are taking Detrol, do not drive or operate a heavy machinery or do anything that requires you to stay alert as this drug can make you drowsy. Alcohol can exacerbate Detrol side effects, so abstain from alcohol while taking Detrol. Inform your physician beforehand if you suffer from gastric retention, stomach problems, uncontrollable narrow angle glaucoma, cirrhosis, liver diseases, kidney diseases, urinary blockage and other urinary problems, severe muscle weakness or myasthenia gravis, stomach or intestinal problems such as pyloric stenosis, intestinal atony or blockage and have a history of heart rhythm problems such as QT prolongation. Physicians do not recommend the use of Detrol in case of patients with severe liver problems. This is a pregnancy category C drug that may or may not harm an unborn foetus. Tell your doctor if you are trying to conceive or are already pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Detrol Side Effects
Following are a few less severe side effects of Detrol. If you experience any of the following, you can speak to your physician:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Unusual drowsiness
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Head spinning
- Dry eyes
- Dry skin
- Dry mouth
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
If you notice any of these allergic reactions, you need to notify your healthcare provider immediately:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Chest tightness
- Tingling or swelling in your throat or mouth
- Swelling in your hands or face
Seek immediate medical intervention if you experience any of these severe symptoms:
- Unusual weakness
- Unusual tiredness
- Swelling of the feet, ankles or hands
- Frequent urges to urinate
- Painful, burning or difficult urination
- Cloudy or bloody urine
- Ophthalmologic difficulty in adjusting to distances
- Abnormal vision
- Rapid weight gain
- Body aches
- Sore throat
- Pounding heartbeat or faster heart rate
- Reduced quantities of urine
- Decreased frequency in urination
- Chest pain
Some of the less common side effects that have occurred rarely after taking Detrol are:
- Weight gain
- Stomach discomfort
- Spinning sensations
- Feelings of instability and constant movement, either of surroundings or the self
- Dry skin
- Difficulty in moving
- Loss of mobility
- Blurred vision
- Sour stomach
- Acid reflux
- Tenderness or pain in the cheekbones or around the eyes
- Muscle pains and aches
- Loss of appetite
- General feelings of illness or discomfort
This is not a complete list of all the side effects that may occur. If you experience any symptom that makes you ill or uncomfortable (that is not listed here), contact your health care provider immediately.
Detrol Drug Interactions
Following are some known drug interactions that may or may not cause side effects.
In case of drug interactions, your physician may ask you to discontinue the use of one drug or he may reduce the dosage of one of the medicines or alter the medication. This is not a complete list of all the drug interactions that can take place. There might be many more drugs, not mentioned in this list, that may interact with Detrol and cause severe side effects. To be on the safe side, you should present your physician or pharmacist with a complete list of all the drugs and medications that you currently take including prescription and non-prescription, over the counter drugs and herbal pills, herbal supplements, weight loss drugs, multivitamin and multi-mineral capsules and tablets, health supplements, antacids and other health products that you use.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.