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CAS number 124937-51-5
USES: This medication is used to treat an overactive bladder. By
relaxing the muscles in the bladder, tolterodine improves your ability to
control your urination. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of
needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom. This
medication belongs to the class of drugs known as antispasmodics.
HOW TO USE:Take this medication by mouth, with or without food, usually
once a day, or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the medication whole with
a full glass of liquid. Do not crush or chew the medication. Doing so can
destroy the long action of the drug and may increase side effects.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
Remember to use it at the same time each day. Dosage is based on your
medical condition (especially kidney and liver disease), response to
therapy, and use of certain interacting medicines. Consult your doctor or
pharmacist for more details.
Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often without your
doctor's approval. Your condition will not improve any faster and the risk
of serious side effects may be increased.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, dry eyes, headache, constipation, stomach
upset/pain, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, or blurred vision may occur.
If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist
promptlyTo prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink
plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated, consult your
pharmacist for help in choosing a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool
softener). A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but
seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious
allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness,
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking tolterodine, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
problems emptying your bladder (urinary retention), severe blockage of
stomach/intestines (gastric retention), a certain eye condition
(uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical
history, especially of: other bladder problems (e.g., bladder outflow
obstruction), stomach/intestinal disease (e.g., ulcerative colitis), slowed
movement of stomach/intestines, severe constipation, controlled narrow-angle
glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, enlarged prostate, a certain muscle
disease (myasthenia gravis), personal/family history of certain abnormal
heart rhythm or rate (QTc prolongation, bradycardia), mineral imbalance
(e.g., low potassium or magnesium levels).
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If
it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your
usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C)
away from light and moisture. Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30
degrees C) is permitted. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines
away from children