Detrol LA capsules are once daily extended release capsules indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.
Detrol LA comes as a tablet and an extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. The tablet is usually taken twice a day. The extended-release capsule is usually taken once a day with liquids. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Detrol LA exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the extended-release capsules whole; do not split, chew, or crush them.
Do not take Detrol LA if you have a blockage of the urinary tract (difficulty urinating); or
a blockage in the intestines.
Before taking Detrol LA, tell your doctor if you have liver disease; kidney disease; or glaucoma.
You may not be able to take Detrol LA, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Detrol LA is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Detrol LA will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take Detrol LA without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether Detrol LA will harm a nursing infant. Do not take Detrol LA without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT take 2 doses at once.
Possible Side Effects
If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking Detrol LA and seek emergency medical attention.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Detrol LA and talk to your doctor if you experience dry mouth, dryness of the eyes, blurred vision or large pupils, upset stomach, headache, constipation, difficulty urinating, drowsiness, or dizziness.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Store at controlled room temperature 20° to 25° C (68° to 77° F).
Seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of Detrol LA overdose are not known but might include restlessness, tremor, irritability, seizures, delirium, hallucinations, flushing, fever, nausea, vomiting, a fast heartbeat and possibly coma.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Detrol LA may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking Detrol LA.
Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Detrol LA may increase the risk of heat stroke because it may decrease sweating. Drink plenty of fluid to maintain adequate hydration.
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