Daily Medication Pearl: Tolterodine Tartrate (Detrol LA)

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Tolterodine Tartrate (Detrol LA) is an antimuscarinic indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.

Medication Pearl of the Day: Tolterodine Tartrate (Detrol LA)

Indication: Tolterodine Tartrate (Detrol LA) is an antimuscarinic indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.

Insight:

  • Dosing: 4 mg capsules taken orally once daily with water and swallowed whole; 2 mg capsules taken orally once daily with water and swallowed whole in the presence of mild to moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class A or B), severe renal impairment [Creatinine Clearance (CCr) 10–30 mL/min], and drugs that are potent CYP3A4 inhibitors.
  • Adverse events: The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥4% and >placebo) were dry mouth, headache, constipation, and abdominal pain.
  • Mechanism of action: Tolterodine acts as a competitive antagonist of acetylcholine at postganglionic muscarinic receptors. Both urinary bladder contraction and salivation are mediated via cholinergic muscarinic receptors.
  • Manufacturer: Pfizer

Reference

https://labeling.pfizer.com/showlabeling.aspx?id=719

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