TOLTERODINE belongs to a class of medications known as antimuscarinic (muscarinic receptor blockers). TOLTERODINE is used for overactive bladder syndrome (it is a condition in which the bladder contracts muscles uncontrollably and urgent need to urinate, causing frequent urination and inability to control urination).
TOLTERODINE contains tolteradone. TOLTERODINE works by relaxing the urinary bladder muscles and prevents urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination.
Take TOLTERODINE as prescribed by your doctor. Depending on your medical conditions, you are advised to take TOLTERODINE for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you. You may experience dryness in the mouth, headache, constipation, sleepiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and dry skin. Most of these side effects of TOLTERODINE do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Before starting TOLTERODINE, please inform your doctor if you have any allergies, glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye that may cause vision loss), urinary retention (inability to empty your bladder completely or at all), or gastric retention (slow emptying of your stomach). Do not take this TOLTERODINE if you have liver, kidney, heart problems or constipation. Immediately contact your doctor if you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
Overactive bladder syndrome
TOLTERODINE belongs to a group of medications known as antimuscarinics. TOLTERODINE is used for overactive bladder syndrome (it is a condition in which the bladder contracts muscles uncontrollably and urgent need to urinate, causing frequent urination and inability to control urination). TOLTERODINE works by relaxing the urinary bladder muscles and prevents urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination.
Do not take TOLTERODINE if you are allergic to TOLTERODINE or any contents of it. Before taking TOLTERODINE, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have kidney disease, liver disease, bladder blockage, controlled narrow-angle glaucoma, or stomach or bowel problems (including constipation), or a history of heart rhythm problems (including QT prolongation), gastrointestinal disorders, and myasthenia gravis (a long-term neuromuscular disease that leads to varying degrees of skeletal muscle weakness). TOLTERODINE has lactose, so inform your doctor if you are intolerant to sugars. TOLTERODINE may cause dizziness or blurred vision. So, do not drive or operate any heavy machinery. It can increase body temperature by decreasing sweating. So, avoid hot weather or strenuous exercise as this may cause overheating leading to unwanted effects.
Drug-Drug Interactions: Care should be exercised when TOLTERODINE is administered in combination with antibiotics (containing, e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin), medicinal products used for the treatment of fungal infections (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole), medicinal products used for the treatment of HIV, medicines for the treatment of irregular heartbeat (containing, e.g. amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide), and other medication with a similar mode of action to TOLTERODINE (antimuscarinic properties) or medicines with an opposite mode of action to TOLTERODINE (cholinergic properties).
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid taking grapefruit juice and alcohol with this TOLTERODINE.
Drug-Disease Interactions: TOLTERODINE may interact with disease conditions, including glaucoma, liver, kidney problems, myasthenia gravis, gastrointestinal disorders, and heart-related diseases (e.g. QT Prolongation).
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with TOLTERODINE.
TOLTERODINE should not be taken until prescribed. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be exercised, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using it.
Not safe because TOLTERODINE may cause dizziness, drowsiness, problems of blurred vision, or other vision problems. So, it may affect the ability to drive.
TOLTERODINE to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
TOLTERODINE to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.
The safety of the TOLTERODINE is not determined in children. Therefore, always consult with your doctor before using the TOLTERODINE.
Overactive bladder syndrome: Overactive bladder syndrome may lead to a common and sudden need to urinate that may be difficult to control. You may feel like you want to pass urine many times during the night and day and may also experience accidental loss of urine. Although it is common among older adults, an overactive bladder is not a normal part of ageing. It might not be easy to talk about your symptoms, but if they disturb you or interrupt your life, inform your doctor.