Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate)
What is Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate) used for?
Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate) is a muscarin antagonist. It is prescribed for the treatment of urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency in patients who are unable to control their urination. This medication controls the release of urine by reducing spasms and relaxing the smooth muscle of the bladder wall. It also increases the storage volume of the bladder and can act on the brain to delay the desire to urinate.
How should I use Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate)?
The typical dosage of Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate) is 2mg taken twice daily. This medication may be taken with or without food and alongside a full glass of water. The dose may need to be decreased to 1mg twice daily if you experience troublesome side-effects. To maximize the effectiveness of this medication be sure to take it at the same time each day. Do not split, grind, or dissolve this medication as it will alter the release of medicine and possibly cause further health problems.
What are the side effects of Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate)?
As with any medication, Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate) may cause side effects in some patients. If you experience any symptoms that worry you or are intense or persistent, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Some side effects may require medical assistance or a change in treatment.
Before taking Detrusitol (Tolterodine Tartrate), inform your doctor if you have any condition affecting your liver or kidney function. Also disclose if you have blockages of your urinary or digestive tract as this could cause further complications.
Strictly use this medication as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient's health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Detrusitol may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure you doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.