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Precautions and Warnings With Tolterodine

Talking to your healthcare provider about precautions and warnings with tolterodine ahead of time can help ensure safe treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you have difficulty passing urine, digestive problems, or an enlarged prostate before taking tolterodine. Warnings and precautions also include looking out for possible drug interactions and avoiding the drug if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma or delayed gastric emptying.

Tolterodine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking tolterodine tartrate (Detrol®) if you have:
  • Glaucoma
  • Digestive problems (especially those that involve slow emptying of food from the stomach)
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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