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TOLTERODINE - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

TOLTERODINE - ORAL

(toll-TERR-oh-deen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Detrol

Uses

This medication is used to treat an overactive bladder.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth exactly as directed by you doctor. Your dosage depends on your condition and response to therapy. This medication may be taken with or without food. The sustained release form must be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew them.

Side Effects

Dry mouth, dry eyes, headache, constipation, nausea, dizziness or drowsiness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. Report promptly: symptoms of urinary infection (e.g., urinary burning, urgent and frequent urination). Unlikely but report promptly: vision problems, eye pain, difficulty with urination, severe stomach pain, chest pain, fast heartbeat, hot/dry skin, mental or mood changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies, difficulty with urination (urinary retention or prostate enlargement in males), stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., gastric retention), glaucoma (narrow angle), liver problems, kidney problems. Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate certain side effects of this drug. Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring mental alertness (e.g., driving). This medication may reduce sweating which can lead to heat stroke in hot weather. Consult your doctor or pharmacist. Caution is advised in the elderly, who may be more sensitive to side effects should they occur. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin), azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole), anti-Parkinson's drugs (e.g., benztropine, trihexyphenidyl, other antimuscarinic drugs (e.g., scopolamine, dicyclomine), oxybutynin, cyclosporine, vinblastine. Also report other drugs which may cause drowsiness, such as: anti-anxiety or anti-seizure drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers, psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine or amitriptyline), muscle relaxants, antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold . products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include difficulty urinating, difficult breathing, dilated pupils, fast heartbeat, excitation, hallucinations, and seizures.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

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-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 66 and 77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.