What is Tolterodine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Tolterodine is an anticholinergic agent used for the treatment of patients with an overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency, or urge incontinence.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 286 120
Irritable bladder syndrome 49 19
Urge incontinence 40 7
Frequent urination 12 8
Urinary urgency 11 13

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 14
Moderate 27
Mild 47
None 120

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tolterodine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 23
Constipation 5
Difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3
Dry eyes 3
Bladder problems 2
Drowsiness 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tolterodine

Dosage Patients Percentage
4 mg daily 7
2 mg daily 1
2 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Tolterodine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 70
Doctor's advice 39
Other 33
Side effects too severe 15
Expense 14
Change in health plan coverage 13
Course of treatment ended 10
Personal research 4
See all 165 patients who've stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration

Currently taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 15
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 183
Usually 11
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 23
Not at all hard to take 175
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 18
$25-49 28
< $25 78
Not specified 81

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tolterodine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 5
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 3
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 3
Darifenacin (Enablex) 2
Estradiol (Estrace) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Tolterodine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 8
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 6
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 6
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Darifenacin (Enablex) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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25 patient evaluations for Tolterodine

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Took a little while to work, but now it seems like it's doing its job. I definitely notice a difference on a day I forget to take it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2015 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for incontinence)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

May 18, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for incontinence)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2014 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for urinary incontinence)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't seem to make much difference.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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