You can find generic Detrol (tolterodine tartrate) in 1-mg and 2-mg strengths. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned an "AB" rating to the generic version of the drug, which means that it is considered equivalent to brand-name Detrol. However, it may have different inactive ingredients.
Can I Buy Generic Detrol?
Detrol® (tolterodine tartrate) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of overactive bladder. It is a short-acting medication (a long-acting form, Detrol LA, is also available).
Brand-name Detrol is made by Pfizer, Inc. However, the patent for this medication has expired, and it is also available in generic form.It is made by manufacturers such as:
Availability of Generic Detrol
Generic Detrol tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Tolterodine 1 mg
- Tolterodine 2 mg.
- Apotex Corporation.
- Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
Is Generic Tolterodine as Good as Detrol?
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An “AB” rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic Detrol versions currently available have an “AB” rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Detrol.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.