Detrol LA (Oral)

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when is the best time of the day to take detrot la 4mg.

I  have frequent trips to the bathroom at night in the middle of my sleep. I wonder if there is a better time to take this drug. I am taking it at evening mostly about 7 to 8 PM after dinner. I am also taking Zocor 40mg. at about the same time.
by ron in grosse pte. mi., 07/06/2007

Generic Available?

I would like to know if there is a Generic version of Detrol LA available now.  If yes, what is it called.  If not, is there one pending soon or being developed? Thank you.
by Gordon Current in Fredericksburg, VA, 11/04/2006

Detrol LA (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Detrol LA (Oral)

Detrol LA (Oral) Medication Classification


Detrol LA (Oral) Brandname

Detrol LA, Detrol

Detrol LA (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Tolterodine (tohl-TER-oh-deen) Treats symptoms of overactive bladder (incontinence).

When To Not Use Detrol LA (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you had an allergic reaction to tolterodine, or if you have problems passing urine, if you have uncontrolled glaucoma, or if you have problems with food emptying from your stomach (gastric retention).

How Should You Use Detrol LA (Oral)

Long Acting Capsule, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food. Drink a full glass of water or other liquid when taking your medicine.
  • The Detrol®LA capsule should be swallowed whole. Do not break, open, crush, or chew it.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Detrol LA (Oral) Storage

Store Detrol LA (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Detrol LA (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Detrol LA (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), vinblastine (Velban®), or any antibiotics or antifungal medicines, such as erythromycin (Erythro-Tab®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), itraconazole (Sporanox®), or miconazole (Monistat®).

Detrol LA (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have glaucoma, liver disease, kidney disease, an enlarged prostate, or problems urinating.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may make you sweat less and cause your body to get too hot. Be careful in hot weather, when you are exercising, or if you are using a sauna or hot tub.

Detrol LA (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Rapid weight gain
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation, upset stomach
  • Dry mouth, dry eyes
  • Headache

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