What is Detrol LA?

Detrol LA is a type of antimuscarinic medication used to treat an overactive bladder. Symptoms of overactive bladder include, frequent and/or urgent need to urinate, and incontinence (inability to control bladder). The active ingredient - tolterodine tartrate in Detrol LA - prevents bladder muscle contractions by blocking a chemical that causes the bladder to contract; it’s these frequent contractions that cause urgent, sometimes uncontrollable urination. Detrol LA is not recommended for children but used to treat overactive bladder symptoms in adults age 18 and older. Detrol LA is an extended release capsule taken once a day. Dosage amounts and length of treatment will vary. Talk to your doctor about other bladder-related conditions that Detrol LA is sometimes used to treat.


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