DETROL LA- tolterodine tartrate capsule, extended release 
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(DE-trol el-ay)
(tolterodine tartrate extended release capsules)

Read the Patient Information that comes with DETROL LA before you start using it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your condition or your treatment. Only your doctor can determine if treatment with DETROL LA is right for you.

What is DETROL LA?

DETROL LA is a prescription medicine for adults used to treat the following symptoms due to a condition called overactive bladder:

DETROL LA did not help the symptoms of overactive bladder when studied in children.

What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder happens when you cannot control your bladder muscle. When the muscle contracts too often or cannot be controlled, you get symptoms of overactive bladder, which are leakage of urine (urge urinary incontinence), needing to urinate right away (urgency), and needing to urinate often (frequency).

Who should not take DETROL LA?

Do not take DETROL LA if:

What should I tell my doctor before starting DETROL LA?

Before starting DETROL LA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Other drugs can affect how your body handles DETROL LA. Your doctor may use a lower dose of DETROL LA if you are taking:

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your doctor or pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take DETROL LA?

What are possible side effects of DETROL LA?

DETROL LA may cause allergic reactions that may be serious. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include swelling of the face, lips, throat, or tongue. If you experience these symptoms, you should stop taking DETROL LA and get emergency medical help right away.

The most common side effects with DETROL LA are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain

Medicines like DETROL LA can cause blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness.

Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how DETROL LA affects you.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

These are not all the side effects with DETROL LA. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

How do I store DETROL LA?

General Information about DETROL LA

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not in the patient information leaflet. Only use DETROL LA the way your doctor tells you. Do not share it with other people even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about DETROL LA. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about DETROL LA that is written for health professionals. You can also visit on the Internet, or call 1-888-4-DETROL (1-888-433-8765).

What are the ingredients in DETROL LA?

Active ingredients: tolterodine tartrate

Inactive ingredients: sucrose, starch, hypromellose, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, gelatin, and FD&C Blue #2. 2 mg capsule also contains yellow iron oxide. Capsules have pharmaceutical grade printing ink that contains shellac glaze, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, and simethicone.

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Revised July 2018

Revised: 7/2018
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Version: 15
Effective Time: 20180730
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