Detrol is used to treat overactive bladder symptoms, such as urinary incontinence and frequent urination. It works by relaxing the bladder muscle, which minimizes the frequent and uncontrollable bladder contractions that cause an overactive bladder. Detrol comes in tablet form and is typically taken twice a day. Side effects include dry mouth, headache, and constipation.
What Is Detrol?
Detrol® (tolterodine tartrate) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of overactive bladder. Specifically, it is approved to help treat the following overactive bladder symptoms:
- Frequent urination (usually defined as needing to go more than eight times in 24 hours)
- Sudden, frequent urges to urinate
- Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence).
Detrol is also available in a long-acting, once-daily tablet (see Detrol LA for more information). This article refers to the short-acting form of Detrol.