Detrol LA (Local Anesthetic) is a medicinal drug used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder. This medicine is composed of the main active ingredient Tolterodine Tartrate. Pharmacia & Upjohn, one of the growing pharmaceutical companies manufactures this medicine. The available dosages are 2 mg and 4 mg.
Manufacturer: Pharmacia & Upjohn
Active Ingredient: Tolterodine Tartrate is used as the main active component of this medicine. It is a benzhydryl compound and a muscarinic receptor antagonist possessing both antimuscarinic and antispasmodic properties. This active component blocks muscarinic receptors to inhibit the acetylcholine receptor binding. This antagonistic action leads to an increase in residual urine, reflecting an incomplete emptying of the bladder, and a decrease in detrusor pressure, indicating an antimuscarinic action on the lower urinary tract.
Indications: Mentioned medication is indicated to treat an overactive bladder. It relaxes the muscles in the bladder, Detrol LA improves ability to control the urination. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom. This drug belongs to the group of drugs known as antispasmodics.
Action Mechanism: Tolterodine Tartrate composed medicine is approved to treat an overactive bladder. This medicine works by improving the ability to control urination. Detrol LA helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom.
Dosages: This antispasmodic medication is made available in dosages as given below:
- 2 mg: It must be taken orally once a day with food as directed by the doctor
- 4 mg: It is an extended release tablet that has to be taken once a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medication is not recommended in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby; it may show some serious side effects.