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Detrol

DETROL

Detrol (Tolterodine) is an medicine for the treatment of overactive bladder symptoms—leaks, strong sudden urges to go, and going too often.

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Detrol goes by the generic name Tolterodine which is a popular antimuscarinic drug mainly used for the treatment of urinary inconsistence. Pfizer is known for marketing this drug in the United States of America. In Egypt, it goes by other brand names such as Incont L.A. by Aswia and Tolterodin by Sabaa.

Urinary inconsistency is mainly caused by detrusor overactivity among older adults. This causes uninhibited bladder contractions which makes it difficult for the person to hold the urine. The treatment of urinary inconsistence would include the use of drugs, bladder retraining, and pelvic floor therapy. The drugs used are known to inhibit these bladder contractions.

Detrol tablets

Detrol (Tolterodine tartrate) 4 mg film-coated tablets

Uses of Detrol

People who have an overactive bladder need this medication for treatment. Detrol helps in relaxing the muscles present in the bladder which will eventually help in enhancing the control over urination. It also assists in reducing the leakage of urine, the need to urinate frequently, and frequent visits to the washroom. The class of drugs this medication belongs to is known as antispasmodics.

Side Effects of Detrol

Detrol is known to relax the bladder muscles which can eventually also bring about other adverse effects that may not be desirable in nature. It is important to discuss with your doctor beforehand and also discuss ideas to mineralize their effects. Some of the side effects that may be visible after starting the use of Detrol are:

  • Frequent urge of urination
  • Cloudy or bloody urine
  • Abnormal vision, which may include difficulty in the adjustment of distances
  • Painful, difficult, and burning sensation while urinating
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Joint pain
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • General feeling of illness or discomfort
  • Vomiting
  • Shivering
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Upset stomach
  • Sore throat
  • Dizziness
  • Difficult in swallowing
  • Being forgetful
  • Swelling or bloating of the hands, lower legs, face, feet, ankles, or hands
  • Itching
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Mental or mood changes
  • Itching
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Hives
  • Feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not present
  • Indigestion
  • Dry eyes
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry skin
  • Heartburn
  • Sour or acid stomach
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Lightheadedness
  • Unusual drowsiness or sleepiness

Contraindications of Detrol

There are several conditions that do not allow the patients to use Detrol for the treatment of urinary inconsistence. The doctor will examine your past history and prescribe or not prescribe this drug depending on it. Some of the conditions are:

  • Allergic reaction to Tolterodine Analogues
  • CYP2D6 Poor Metabolizer
  • Severe Renal Impairment
  • Glaucoma worsening
  • Severe liver disease
  • Blockage of urinary bladder
  • Unable to empty the bladder
  • Problem with emptying the stomach

Detrol and Pregnancy

Detrol has been assigned the pregnancy category B3 and C by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means that the risks are not ruled out with respect to foetal harm.

Mode of Ingestion

Patients consume this medication through their mouth in the form of tablets.

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