Tolterodine Tartrate is a benzhydryl compound and a muscarinic receptor antagonist possessing antimuscarinic and antispasmodic properties. It acts by blocking muscarinic receptors to inhibit 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.
This given medication is approved to treat an overactive bladder. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder, Tolterodine Tartrate in the Detrol improves the ability to control frequent urination. It also reduces the leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom.
This antispasmodic medicine contributes to the increase in pressure within the bladder and the desire to urinate. There is conscious relaxation of the muscle at the outlet of the bladder, and the high bladder pressure forces urine out of the bladder. Usually, urination is under conscious control. In some people control as well as normal sensation are lost. The desire to urinate may be felt when there is little urine in the bladder, and urination may occur without control. By blocking the effect of acetylcholine on the muscle cells, Detrol slows the build-up of pressure in the bladder, decreases the sensation to urinate, and prevents uncontrolled urination.
This medicine is made available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 1 mg: It is an oral drug that should be taken twice a day with or without food as directed by the doctor
- 2 mg: This tablet must be consumed twice a day as advised by the doctor
This medication may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful while driving or doing anything that requires alertness.
What is Detrol?
Detrol (tolterodine) reduces spasms of the bladder muscles.
What is Detrol used for?
Detrol is used to treat an overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence.
How Detrol thought it work?
Detrol works with the body’s internal systems to block a process that might affect the bladder muscle. That can help reduce OAB symptoms like leaks, strong sudden urges to go, and going too often.
How to consume Detrol?
Take Detrol with water. Do not crush, chew, break, or open a controlled-release capsule. Swallow it as a whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
What should be avoided while consuming Detrol?
Detrol may impair thinking or reactions. Be careful in case of driving or doing anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol can increase some of the side effects of Detrol.