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    Tolterodine

    Information about Tolterodine

    Tolterodine uses

    Tolterodine is used in the treatment of Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. OAB is a collection of urinary symptoms, including frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination.

    How tolterodine works

    Tolterodine is an antimuscarinic. It works by relaxing muscles of the urinary bladder and prevents frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.

    Common side effects of tolterodine

    Dryness in mouth, Constipation, Headache, Dizziness, Sleepiness, Blurred vision, Dry skin
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    Last updated on:
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    Expert advice for Tolterodine

    • Tolterodine treats symptoms of an overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate and controlling urination.
    • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks as they can worsen your symptoms.
    • It may cause dizziness and blurring of vision. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
    • Dry mouth, dry eyes, and constipation may occur as a side effect. Maintain good oral hygiene, drink water frequently, chew sugarless gum, and wear contact lenses with caution.
    • It can take up to 4 weeks before you see any improvement in your symptoms. Keep taking it as prescribed.

    Frequently asked questions for Tolterodine

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    Q. Is tolterodine a diuretic?

    No, Tolterodine belongs to a class of medication called as anticholinergics

    Q. Is Tolterodine same as Detrol?

    Yes, Tolterodine is the generic name and Detrol is the brand name

    Q. Is Tolterodine a generic drug?

    Yes, Tolterodine is the generic dru

    Q. Is Tolterodine a prodrug?

    No, it is not a prodrug

    Q. What is Tolterodine l-tartrate?

    Tolterodine belongs to a class of medication called as anticholinergics

    Q. What is it used for?

    It acts by blocking the activity of chemical (acetylcholine) on muscles of urinary bladder, preventing their contraction

    Q. Does Tolterodine cause weight gain?

    No clinically observable effect on weight has been reported with the use of Tolterodine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 September, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)