Detrol LA is a prescription drug that is used to treat an overactive bladder. It relieves symptoms such as frequency, urgency and urinary incontinence.
Detrol LA is in the form of either a tablet or an extended release capsule. If you are taking the tablet, take it twice daily. If you are taking the capsule instead, take it once a day with liquids. Take Detrol LA as instructed by your doctor and pharmacist. Swallow the capsule or tablet whole. Do not chew, crush or split.
Do not take Detrol LA if you have a blockage in your urinary tract or in the intestines. Inform your doctor about any existing health condition, especially glaucoma, kidney disease and liver disease. Your doctor may have to adjust your dosage and monitor your treatment. While Detrol LA does not have known harmful effects on the unborn child and is not proven to pass through breast milk, it is still best to consult your doctor before taking the drug if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is not advisable to double dose. So, you should take your missed dose as soon as you remember. However, skip it completely if it is nearly time for the next scheduled dose.
You may experience either serious or mild side effects when taking Detrol LA. Go for emergency medical attention if you experience serious side effects such as the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Milder side effects, on the other hand, include blurred vision, difficulty in urinating, dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes and dry mouth.
Store the drug at controlled room temperature.
Signs of Detrol LA overdose include delirium, fever, flushing, nausea, palpitations, restlessness, seizures, tremors, vomiting and even coma. If you or someone you know overdoses, immediatel seek emergency medical help.
Be cautious when or completely avoid performing potentially dangerous activities such as driving and operating machinery when taking Detrol LA. The drug can cause blurred vision, dizziness and drowsiness. It also decreases sweating. This can increase your risk of getting a heat stroke if you are exposed to hot weather.