Treats symptoms of overactive bladder (incontinence).
Detrol LA, Detrol
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used
You should not use this medicine if you had an allergic reaction to tolterodine, or if you have problems passing urine, if you have uncontrolled glaucoma, or if you have problems with food emptying from your stomach (gastric retention).
How to Use This Medicine
Long Acting Capsule, Tablet
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You may take this medicine with or without food.Drink a full glass (8 ounces) of water or other liquid when taking your medicine.
- Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
- Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), vinblastine (Velban®), or any antibiotics or antifungal medicines, such as erythromycin (Erythro-Tab®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), itraconazole (Sporanox®), or miconazole (Monistat®).
Warnings While Using This Medicine
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have glaucoma, stomach problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or an enlarged prostate. Tell your doctor if you have a family history of or a heart condition called QT prolongation, or if you are using medicine for heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine (Cardioquin®), procainamide (Procanbid®), amiodarone (Cordarone®), or sotalol (Betapace®).
- This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
- Decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
- Fast or pounding heartbeat.
- Rapid weight gain.
- Seeing or hearing things that are not really there.
- Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Blurred vision.
- Constipation, upset stomach.
- Dry mouth, dry eyes.
- Tiredness or weakness.