Detrol Drug Information
If you have an overactive bladder, you may be all too familiar with sudden urges to urinate, leaking accidents, and frequent urination. Detrol® (tolterodine tartrate) is a medication used to treat these symptoms. This prescription drug works by relaxing the bladder muscles, which minimizes the frequent and uncontrollable contractions that cause an overactive bladder.
Detrol comes in the form of a tablet and is usually taken twice a day. As with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the most commonly reported problems include headaches, dizziness, and dry mouth.
Detrol's safety information should be discussed with your healthcare provider before taking it to minimize risks and to help ensure safe treatment. For example, you may not be able to take this drug if you have certain allergies, digestive problems, or glaucoma.
(For more information on this drug, including available strengths, detailed dosing guidelines, and generic availability, click Detrol.)