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Nobody should have to plan their outings by making a map of all available restrooms in the area, but it happens all too often for those with an overactive bladder (OAB). Urge incontinence can occur when you have the sudden urge you must empty your bladder but you are unable to make it to a restroom in time and urine leaks out. Reasons for OAB include neurological conditions, menopause, or obstructions.
When taken as directed, the active ingredient called Tolterodine Tartrate Extended Release will block cholinergic receptors located on the surface of the muscle cells. This action will stop a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine from acting on the receptors so your detrusor muscle will stay relaxed as your bladder fills until it’s time to empty it. If acetylcholine is allowed to bind to the receptors, your detrusor muscle contracts so your bladder thinks it’s full.
We all have to urinate, so don’t be shy or embarrassed to talk to your doctor about a prescription for Detrol LA or generic Tolterodine Tartrate Extended Release and throw your map away! Detrol LA is a long-acting anticholinergic drug that can help you manage your bladder muscle so there are less urgent signals that have you scrambling to find a restroom. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Normally, your bladder muscle will expand to accommodate the urine until you receive the signal that it is time to empty your bladder. Those with an overactive bladder muscle will begin receiving signals much too early that it’s time to empty. The urge to urinate becomes almost desperate and you must get to a restroom immediately even though you know your bladder is not full. If you try to ignore the signals, it may be too late and you have an embarrassing accident.
Ask your doctor if there are risks with taking Detrol LA while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies with your doctor and list any OTC or Rx drugs you currently use or take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This helps your doctor determine if Detrol LA is the right medication for you.
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any meds you take as this could affect how Detrol LA will work for you. Until you know how Detrol LA will affect you, use caution while performing any task that requires your full attention, including the operation of a vehicle or machinery. Do not consume alcohol while taking Detrol LA as this could increase your risk of side effects. Keep out of children’s reach and never share your meds with anyone else.