How the Bladder Works

Each time you eat and drink, your body absorbs liquids. The kidneys filter out waste and make urine. The urine is stored in your bladder. Your bladder tells the brain when it’s full. That’s when you get the feeling that you need to go to the bathroom.

A normal bladder

A normal bladder: You go to the bathroom when you’re ready

The normal bladder muscle expands like a balloon to hold a cup or two of urine. As it fills, you feel stronger and stronger urges to go. When you are ready, you walk to the bathroom. Then you give your bladder the OK to go.

An overactive bladder

An overactive bladder: You get a strong urge to go before you’re ready

The overactive bladder muscle doesn’t wait until it’s full to send an urgent signal. It can send emergency “false alarms” again and
again. That can cause strong sudden
urges to urinate. And may even lead to
an accident.

DETROL LA can help manage your bladder muscle. That can mean fewer strong sudden urges to go.

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Track your OAB symptoms

Write down symptoms you experience to share with your doctor.

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DETROL LA treats the symptoms of overactive bladder (leaks, strong sudden urges to go, going too often).

DETROL LA 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.

DETROL LA has both benefits and risks. There may be other options. Ask your doctor if DETROL LA is right for you.

Please see Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Track your
OAB symptoms

Write down symptoms you
experience to share
with
your doctor.

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