About Detrol LA
Detrol® LA (tolterodine tartrate extended release capsules) is an FDA-approved prescription medicine for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms — leaks, strong sudden urges to go, and going too often.
Just 1 Detrol LA capsule, once a day, is clinically proven to reduce OAB symptoms over a 24-hour period.* (The "LA" in Detrol LA stands for long acting.)
How Detrol LA is thought to work
OAB symptoms can occur when the bladder muscle is too active. This means that the muscle contracts, or squeezes, too often or when you don’t want it to. This can cause a strong sudden urge to urinate even when the bladder isn't full. Detrol LA helps calm the bladder muscle. That can help reduce OAB symptoms like leaks, strong sudden urges to go, and going too often.
More about Detrol LA
- Works for up to 24 hours to help reduce OAB symptoms*
- Easy to take — just one pill, once a day, the same time of day, with or without food
- Reduces the number of wetting accidents
- Reduces frequent visits to the bathroom
- Reduces strong sudden urges to urinate
- Covered by most health plans†
If you have a prescription for Detrol LA, be sure to fill it. The sooner you start, the sooner the medicine can start to work. If you don't yet have a prescription, ask your doctor if Detrol LA is right for you.
*Individual results may vary.
†DOF (Detrol LA Access by State Report, Milliman, July 2011). Pfizer Inc, New York, NY.
Detrol® LA (tolterodine tartrate extended release capsules) treats the symptoms of overactive bladder (leaks, strong sudden urges to go, going too often).
Important Safety Information
If you have certain stomach problems, glaucoma, or cannot empty your bladder, you should not take Detrol LA.
Detrol LA may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue. If you experience these symptoms, you should stop taking Detrol LA and get emergency medical help right away.
Medicines like Detrol LA can cause blurred vision, dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Detrol LA affects you.
The most common side effects with Detrol LA are dry mouth, constipation, headache, and stomach pain.
Detrol LA has both benefits and risks. There may be other options. Ask your doctor if Detrol LA is right for you.
To learn more about Detrol LA, please see Full Prescribing and Patient Information.
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