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 253 111
Urinary incontinence 63 53
Irritable bladder syndrome 18 19
Urinary urgency 11 12
Frequent urination 10 8

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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
Severe 12
Moderate 27
Mild 42
None 113

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tolterodine

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

Show all 20 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tolterodine

Dosage Patients
4 mg daily 30
2 mg daily 11
2 mg twice daily 3
1 mg daily 2
3 mg daily 2
6 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
8 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
2mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Tolterodine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 64
Doctor's advice 39
Other 33
Side effects too severe 14
Change in health plan coverage 13
Expense 13
Course of treatment ended 10
Personal research 6
See all 159 patients who've stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration

Currently taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 20

Stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 173
Usually 10
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 21
Not at all hard to take 165
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 16
$25-49 27
< $25 73
Not specified 75

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tolterodine after stopping:

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

Show all 7 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Tolterodine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 4
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 4
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 3
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching to

Last updated:

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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