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    Brand Name:Detrol
    Generic:Tolterodine Tartrate
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1998-03-25 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
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About Detrol

Detrol is used to treat bladder conditions that cause the feeling of having to urinate immediately, urinate too often, or the inability to control urination.

Precautions for Detrol

  • Detrol interacts with some other medicines, which include certain antibiotics and antifungal medicines. Tell your doctor if you are taking either of these types of medicines. Your doctor may want to lower your dosage of Detrol.
  • Detrol may cause blurred vision.

Side Effects of Detrol

  • Dry mouth
  • Upset stomach
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dry eyes
  • Sleepiness

The following reactions have been reported in patients who have taken Detrol since it has become available:

  • Allergic reactions including swelling
  • Rapid or abnormal heartbeat
  • Accumulation of fluid in the arms and legs
  • Hallucinations

It has not been determined if Detrol was the cause of these reactions.

Who Should Not Take Detrol

You should not take Detrol if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Difficulty urinating due to a bladder blockage
  • Gastric retention (Problems emptying the contents of the stomach)
  • Uncontrolled glaucoma
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Recent Forum Posts on Detrol

side effects of detrol

shortly after taking detrol about 2 weeks my mother began having mini strokes. is this one of the side effects? she also takes blood pressure medicine

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I LOVE my Detrol LA !!! Can't live without it!! The dry mouth can be delt with and is worth it. Keep hard candy in my purse or pocket. Also drink a lot of water!!! Been on it for 15 years!!!! Yeah. Great meds. THANKS

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Dry mouth is definitely a side effect of Detrol, but the positives outweigh the negative. I do not constantly feel like I have to urinate (even after urinating, I would feel the urge - not now). I am able to sleep better and feel like I have a normal life back again. I probably still urinate more than the typical person, but not 8 or more times a night now.

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