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 248 104
Urinary Incontinence 57 42
Irritable Bladder Syndrome 16 19
Neurogenic bladder 11 2
Urinary urgency 11 11
Frequent urination 10 7

Show all 30 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 23
Mild 39
None 101

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tolterodine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 24
Constipation 5
Bladder problems 2
Difficulty urinating occasionally 2
Drowsiness 2
Dry eyes 2

Show all 21 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tolterodine

Dosage Patients
4 mg daily 22
2 mg daily 10
2 mg twice daily 3
1 mg daily 1
3 mg daily 1
6 mg daily 1
4 mg twice daily 1
24 mg daily 1
30 mg daily 1
2 2mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Tolterodine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 61
Doctor's advice 36
Other 33
Expense 13
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 10
Course of treatment ended 10
Personal research 4
See all 149 patients who’ve stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration

Currently taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 6

Stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 49
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 155
Usually 9
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 9
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 145
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 16
$25-49 25
< $25 64
Not specified 66

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tolterodine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 2
Darifenacin (Enablex) 1
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 1
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 1
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 1

Patients stopped taking Tolterodine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 4
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 3
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 2
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
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24 patient evaluations for Tolterodine

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suzzie
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suzzie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See suzzie's full Tolterodine history

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
Barbeczak
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Barbeczak
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

See Barbeczak's full Tolterodine history

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

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Ashley's mom
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Ashley's mom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

See Ashley's mom's full Tolterodine history

Nov 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: take this medicine opposite from any others that cause dry mouth to lessen the dryness,like take this in AM & antidepressants in PM
Side effects: Dry mouth

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Side effects: Dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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