Detrol LA® is a prescription drug that is licensed to treat an overactive bladder. Specifically, it treats symptoms such as frequent urination, leaking accidents, and sudden, frequent urges to urinate. By binding to specific receptors in the bladder, the medication can help the muscles to relax, which helps reduce symptoms of the condition.
The medication comes in capsule form and is generally taken once daily. Possible side effects include dry mouth, headache, abdominal pain, and constipation, among others. While most people tolerate it well, the medication is not right for everyone. Before starting treatment with this drug, let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions, such as liver disease, glaucoma, kidney disease, or any allergies. Women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant should also talk with their healthcare providers.
(Click Detrol LA for more information on the specific uses of Detrol LA, suggestions for when and how to take the medication, and a list of various strengths available. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)