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Tolterodine Tartrate

Tolterodine Tartrate

 Description

The active substance in Tolterodine Tartrate is tolterodine.Tolterodine belongs to a class of medicinal products called antimuscarinics. Tolterodine reduces spasms of the bladder muscles.Tolterodine is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence.Tolterodine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How to use Tolterodine TARTRATE

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using tolterodine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice a day.

BEFORE YOU TAKE TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

Do not take Tolterodine Tartrate if you:

  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to tolterodine or any of the other ingredients in Tolterodine Tartrate
  • are unable to pass urine from the bladder (urinary retention)
  • have an uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes with loss of eyesight that is not being adequately treated)
  • suffer from myasthenia gravis (excessive weakness of the muscles)
  • suffer from severe ulcerative colitis (ulceration and inflammation of the colon)
  • suffer from a toxic megacolon (acute dilatation of the colon).
  • Take special care with Tolterodine Tartrate
  • If you have difficulties in passing urine and/or a poor stream of urine
  • If you have a gastro-intestinal disease that affects the passage and/or digestion of food
  • If you suffer from kidney problems (renal insufficiency)
  • If you have a liver condition

How should I take tolterodine?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.Take this medication with water.Do not crush, chew, break, or open a controlled-release capsule. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Dosage

Always take Tolterodine Tartrate exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.The usual dose is one 2mg tablet twice daily, except for patients who have a kidney or a liver condition or troublesome side effects in which case your doctor may reduce your dose to one 1mg tablet twice daily.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, blurred vision, and fast heartbeat.

Side Effect

  • chest pain, fast or uneven heart rate;
  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all; or
  • painful or difficult urination.
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