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Brand Name: Detrol®
Active Ingredient:   tolterodine tartrate
Strength(s): 1mg & 2mg
Dosage Form(s):   Tablets
Company Name:    Pharmacia
Availability:         Prescription only
*Date Approved by FDA:   March 25, 1998
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Detrol used for? 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.

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

General Precautions with 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

What are some possible side effects of Detrol? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Detrol. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)  

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

For more detailed information about Detrol, ask your health care provider.    Link to Detrol's approved label 

Revised: 7/27/00


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source: FDA

last update: December 2004

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