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 249 103
Urinary incontinence 61 51
Irritable bladder syndrome 18 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
26
Mild
40
None
105

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tolterodine

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 23
Constipation 5
Bladder problems 2
Difficulty urinating occasionally 2
Drowsiness 2
Dry eyes 2

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tolterodine

Dosage Patients
4 mg daily 34
2 mg daily 15
1 mg daily 2
3 mg daily 2
2 mg twice daily 2
4 mg twice daily 2
1 tablet(s) daily 1
6 mg daily 1
8 mg daily 1
16 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Tolterodine

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 63
Doctor's advice 39
Other 32
Side effects too severe 14
Expense 12
Change in health plan coverage 10
Course of treatment ended 10
Personal research 4
See all 151 patients who've stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration

Currently taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 19

Stopped taking Tolterodine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 13
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 162
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 154
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 16
$25-49 27
< $25 67
Not specified 70

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Tolterodine after stopping:

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

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Tolterodine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 3
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 3
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 2
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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