TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 1MG FILM COATED TABLETS

Active substance: TOLTERODINE TARTRATE

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Package leaflet: Information for the user

Tolterodine tartrate 1 mg & 2 mg
film-coated tablets
Tolterodine tartrate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may
harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Tolterodine tartrate is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Tolterodine tartrate
3. How to take Tolterodine tartrate
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Tolterodine tartrate
6. Contents of the pack and other information

Very common: (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
• Dry mouth
• Headache
Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
• Bronchitis
• Dizziness, sleepiness, sensation of pins and needles in the fingers and toes
• Dry eyes, blurred vision
• Vertigo
• Palpitations
• Difficulty with digestion (dyspepsia), constipation, abdominal pain, excessive
amounts of air or gases in the stomach or the intestine, vomiting
• Dry skin
• Painful or difficult urination, inability to empty the bladder
• Tiredness, chest pain, extra fluid in the body causing swelling (e.g. in the ankles)
• Increased weight
• Diarrhoea
Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people)
• Allergic reactions
• Nervousness
• Increased heart rate, heart failure, irregular heartbeat
• Heart burn
• Memory impairment
Additional reactions reported include severe allergic reactions, confusion,
hallucinations, flushed skin, angioedema and disorientation. There have also been
reports of worsening symptoms of dementia in patients being treated for dementia.
If you get any of the side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any
possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.

1. What Tolterodine tartrate is and what it is used for
5. How to store Tolterodine tartrate
Tolterodine tartrate contains the active substance tolterodine. Tolterodine belongs to
a class of medicinal products called antimuscarinics.
Tolterodine tartrate is used for the treatment of the symptoms of overactive bladder
syndrome. If you have overactive bladder syndrome, you may find that:
• you are unable to control urination,
• you need to rush to the toilet with no advance warning and/or go to the toilet
frequently.
2. What you need to know before you take Tolterodine tartrate
Do not take Tolterodine tartrate:
• If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to tolterodine or any of the other ingredients of
this medicine (listed in section 6)
• If you are unable to pass urine from the bladder (urinary retention)
• If you have an uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes with
loss of eyesight that is not being adequately treated)
• If you suffer from myasthenia gravis (excessive weakness of the muscles)
• If you suffer from severe ulcerative colitis (ulceration and inflammation of the colon)
• If you suffer from a toxic megacolon (acute dilatation of the colon).

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton, bottle label
and blister after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
No special precautions for storage.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help
to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Tolterodine tartrate contains
The active substance is tolterodine.
Each film-coated tablet contains 1 mg tolterodine tartrate, equivalent to 0.68 mg of
tolterodine.
The active substance is tolterodine.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Tolterodine tartrate
• If you have difficulties in passing urine and/or a poor stream of urine
• If you have a gastro-intestinal disease that affects the passage and/or digestion of
food
• If you suffer from kidney problems (renal insufficiency)
• If you have a liver condition
• If you suffer from neuronal disorders that affect your blood pressure, bowel or
sexual function (any neuropathy of the autonomic nervous system)
• If you have a hiatal hernia (herniation of an abdominal organ)
• If you ever experience decreased bowel movements or suffer from severe
constipation (decreased gastro-intestinal motility)
• If you have a heart condition such as:
• an abnormal heart tracing (ECG)
• a slow heart rate (bradycardia)
• relevant pre-existing cardiac diseases such as:
- cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscle)
- myocardial ischaemia (reduced blood flow to the heart)
- arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- and heart failure
• If you have abnormally low levels of potassium (hypokalaemia), calcium
(hypocalcaemia) or magnesium (hypomagnesaemia) in your blood
Children and adolescents
Efficacy of Tolterodine tartrate has not been demonstrated in children. Therefore,
Tolterodine tartrate is not recommended for children.
Other medicines and Tolterodine tartrate
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any
other medicines.
Tolterodine, the active substance of Tolterodine tartrate, may interact with other
medicinal products.
It is not recommended to use tolterodine in combination with:
• some antibiotics (containing e.g. erythromycin, clarithromycin)
• medicinal products used for the treatment of fungal infections (containing e.g.
ketoconazole, itraconazole)

Each film-coated tablet contains 2 mg of tolterodine tartrate, equivalent to 1.37 mg of
tolterodine.
The other ingredients are:
Core: Microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sodium
starch glycollate, magnesium stearate and colloidal anhydrous silica.
Film coating: Hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and titanium
dioxide (E171).
What Tolterodine tartrate looks like and contents of the pack
Tolterodine tartrate 1 mg film-coated tablets are white, round, biconvex and marked
with arcs above and below the lettering TO.
Tolterodine tartrate 2 mg film-coated tablets are white, round, biconvex and marked
with arcs above and below the lettering DT.
Tolterodine tartrate 1 mg and 2 mg film-coated tablets are available in the following
pack sizes:
Blister packs containing 14, 20, 28, 30, 50, 56, 98, 100, 280 or 560 tablets.
Bottles containing 60 or 500 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing authorisation holder and Manufacturer
Marketing authorisation holder:
Pfizer Limited
Ramsgate Road
Sandwich
Kent
CT13 9NJ
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Pfizer Italia S.r.l
Località Marino del Tronto
63100 Ascoli Piceno
Italy
This leaflet was last revised in: 07/2012
Ref: dDT 2_0

• medicinal products used for the treatment of HIV.
Tolterodine tartrate should be used with caution when taken in combination with:
• medicines that affect the passage of food (containing e.g. metoclopramide and
cisapride)
• medicines for the treatment of irregular heartbeat (containing e.g. amiodarone,
sotalol, quinidine, procainamide)
• other medicines with a similar mode of action to Tolterodine tartrate (antimuscarinic
properties) or medicines with an opposite mode of action to Tolterodine tartrate
(cholinergic properties).
Tolterodine tartrate with food and drink
Tolterodine tartrate can be taken before, after or during a meal.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to
have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Pregnancy
You should not use Tolterodine tartrate when you are pregnant.
Breast-feeding
It is not known if tolterodine, the active substance of Tolterodine tartrate, is excreted
in the mother’s breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended during administration
of Tolterodine tartate.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Driving and using machines
Tolterodine tartate may make you feel dizzy, tired or affect your sight; your ability to
drive or operate machinery may be affected.
3. How to take Tolterodine tartrate
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check
with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose is one 2 mg tablet twice daily, except for patients who have
a kidney or a liver condition or troublesome side effects in which case your doctor may
reduce your dose to one 1 mg tablet twice daily.
Method of administration:
The tablets are for oral use and should be swallowed whole.
Duration of treatment:
Your doctor will tell you how long your treatment with Tolterodine tartrate will last. Do
not stop treatment early because you do not see an immediate effect. Your bladder will
need some time to adapt. Finish the course of tablets prescribed by your doctor. If you
have not noticed any effect by then, talk to your doctor.
The benefit of the treatment should be re-evaluated after 2 or 3 months.
If you take more Tolterodine tartrate than you should:
If you or somebody else takes too many tablets, contact your doctor or pharmacist
immediately.
If you forget to take Tolterodine tartrate
If you forget to take a dose at the usual time, take it as soon as you remember unless
it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, omit the forgotten dose and follow
the normal dose schedule.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets
them.
You should see your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department if you
experience symptoms of angioedema, such as:
• swollen face, tongue or pharynx
• difficulty to swallow
• hives and difficulty in breathing
You should also seek medical attention if you experience a hypersensitivity reaction
(for example itching, rash, hives, difficulty breathing). This occurs uncommonly (may
affect up to 1 in 100 people).
Tell your doctor immediately or go to the casualty department if you notice any of the
following:
• chest pain, difficulty breathing or getting tired easily (even at rest), difficulty
breathing at night, swelling of the legs.
These may be symptoms of heart failure. This occurs uncommonly (may affect up to
1 in 100 people).
The following side effects have been observed during treatment with Tolterodine
tartrate with the following frequencies.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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