More information about Detrusitol
Detrusitol tablets are an antimuscarinic (or anticholinergic) medication that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder to offer relief from the symptoms of urinary incontinence. Containing the active ingredient tolterodine tartrate, Detrusitol capsules are also available in an XL prolonged-released form.
Detrusitol is prescribed to patients who are experiencing symptoms of urge incontinence or who suffer from overactive bladder syndrome. This condition affects those that are unable to control their urination or frequently need to go to the toilet with little warning.
Urge incontinence is widely known as being caused by uncontrollable spasms in the detrusor muscle located in the bladder. These involuntary contractions cause your bladder to empty.
The active ingredient tolterodine tartrate works by relaxing this muscle so the bladder will stop randomly contracting and so will be more effective in holding urine. Tolterodine tartrate relaxes this muscle by inhibiting specific receptors, which are located on the surface of the muscle cells, called muscarinic receptors.
The main benefit of Detrusitol is its effectiveness in treating the frustrating symptoms of incontinence. The active ingredient, tolterodine tartrate has been proven by clinical studies to reduce the frequency of passing urine in most cases.
Detrusitol tablets can be taken as an immediate release dose, so the medication starts to absorb into the blood directly after the tablets are taken. This means that the medication can quickly begin to treat your incontinence.
The recommended dosage of Detrusitol is 2mg in tablet form that should be taken twice daily.
If the symptoms have started to improve, the dosage will usually be reduced to 1mg twice daily. You should always consult your doctor if you feel that you need to adjust your dosage.
You can take a tablet with or without food and it should be swallowed with a glass of water. The benefit of the medication will usually be re-evaluated after a few months.
The starting dose of Detrusitol is 2mg. If you are experiencing side effects, you may be recommended 1mg, and after time, it is advised to reduce to 1mg as well.
For any questions regarding Detrusitol dosages, ensure you read the patient information leaflet that is available to download below.
Detrusitol is very well tolerated for the vast percentage of users. For those they do experience any side effects, these are mild and are usually temporary, especially when your body is being accustomed to new medication. The side effects associated with Detrusitol include:
If any side effects become concerning to you, or you experience something more severe, you should seek medical advice. It's always recommended that you read the Patient Information Leaflet before beginning a course of treatment.
The active ingredient, tolterodine tartrate may not be suitable for everyone with urinary incontinence or overactive bladder syndrome. You may not be recommended this treatment if:
Certain medication may also affect the way Detruistol 1mg/2mg tablets work, these include:
You must always provide full details of your current medications and any medical conditions upon consultation. For the full comprehensive list of side effects and precautions, you can read the patient leaflet at the bottom of the page.
Detrusitol is available to buy online, using our safe and secure consultation process. We require you to fill in our brief questionnaire so our doctors can determine whether Detrusitol is suitable for you. If you are approved, a prescription will be issued to our certified pharmacy, which will promptly dispense your medication. Your tablets will then be dispatched using our free next day delivery service.
|Active ingredient(s)||Tolterodine tartrate|
|Description||Detrusitol is an effective medication for those suffering with the common condition; incontinence|
|Exemption||Subject to medical prescription|
|Available dosage(s)||1mg, 2mg|
|Application||Men and women over 18 with incontinence|
|Usage||Take 1 tablet twice a day, lower to 1mg when required|
|Alcohol consumption||Can cause side effects - take caution or avoid alcohol consumption|
|Breastfeeding/pregnancy||Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives|
Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.
Detrusitol is a medicine used to treat incontinence often know as overactive bladder syndrome.
Tolterodine tartrate (Detrusitol) usually starts to work within 3 to 8 hours. However, it may take up to 4 weeks for the full effect of this medication to be seen.
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