What is Tolterodine?

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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 58 44
irritable bladder syndrome 17 19
Neurogenic bladder 11 2
Urinary urgency 11 11
Frequent urination 10 7

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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 23
Mild 39
None 102

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 21
2 mg daily 8
2 mg twice daily 3
1 mg daily 2
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 62
Doctor's advice 37
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 150 patients who've stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration

Currently taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 49
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 157
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 147
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 16
$25-49 26
< $25 65
Not specified 66

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tolterodine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 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
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 3
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 3
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
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24 patient evaluations for Tolterodine

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

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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