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Available by prescription only, tolterodine ER (Detrol LA®) is a drug used to treat an overactive bladder. Specifically, it is licensed to help treat the following symptoms:
  • Sudden, frequent urges to urinate
  • Frequent urination (needing to go more than eight times in 24 hours)
  • Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence).
By binding to specific receptors in the bladder, the medication can help the muscles to relax, which helps reduce symptoms of the condition.
(Click What Is Tolterodine ER Used For? to learn more about treating an overactive bladder with this medication. This article discusses whether children can use this product and also describes some off-label uses.)
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