Detrol (Tolterodine)

What is Detrol?

Detrol, also known as Tolterodine, serves an incredible solution for people affected by bladder muscle spasms. The medication helps to treat overactive bladder that features urinary urgency, incontinence and frequency. Besides, the drug eliminates the bladder spasm. Other instances of Detrol administration should be discussed with a healthcare provider.


Recommendations for Use

Talk to your doctor before Detrol treatment course. Take the medication as recommended by the specialist without even minor changes in the dose, duration of the medication course or frequency of drug intake. Tell your doctor if the symptoms do not disappear, and start bothering you instead. Probably, your doctor will change the dose, but still you cannot adjust it yourself. Detrol should be administered with water. Never break, crush or chew the pill; swallow it whole.

Once you have missed a single Detrol dose, take it the moment you remember. However, skip the medication if the next scheduled dose should be taken very soon. Avoid doubling or increasing the dose in order to avoid possible side effects and abnormalities. Keep in mind that Detrol may affect your reaction and thinking, so do not do any activities that require alertness and consideration. Besides, alcohol consumption may boost the possibility of severe side effects occurrence.

Precautions and Contraindications

Learn the safety information and other recommendations of your healthcare provider carefully to benefit from the desirable effect of the drug and witness no complications. Besides, provide the doctor with a full list of health problems you have to avoid contraindications. Generally, Detrol should not be taken by patients, who are allergic to its active ingredients or similar medications, the ones with uncontrolled or untreated narrow-angle glaucoma, intestines, stomach blockage and difficulty urinating. Besides, to make the treatment course safe, inform your physician about the smallest symptoms you have, with exceptional regard to the conditions, including:

• Myasthenia gravis;

• Liver or kidney disease;

• History of Long QT syndrome;

• Glaucoma and other conditions.

Detrol should not be administered by pregnant and breastfeeding women since the active components of the preparation may severely affect the health of an unborn or nursing child.

Drug Interactions

As any other drug that produces a drastic impact on the organism, Detrol may interact with numerous medications. Thus, to avoid related complications and downsides tell your doctor about all the other prescription and non-prescription treatments, natural supplements and even vitamins you are taking. The pharmaceutical is reported to interact with:

• Heart rhythm drugs;

• Antibiotics;

• Narcotic medications;

• Preparations to improve psychiatric disorders;

• Arsenic trioxide;

• Pentamidine;

• Chloroquine;

• Vinblastine and other treatments.

Side Effects

Call your doctor immediately if you have noticed any new symptoms. Besides, tell your healthcare provider about minor side effects that do not disappear and become persistent instead. Detrol common side effects that serve a usual reaction of the organism on a new medication are headache, upset stomach and its disorders, dizziness, blurred vision, dry eyes and mouth, joint pain, diarrhea, constipation and others.

Seek emergency medical assistance in case of Detrol overuse or misuse with the symptoms of:

• Allergic reactions (hives, problems breathing, swelling;

• Reduced urination;

• Chest pain;

• Uneven heartbeat;

• Problems urinating, etc.