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User Reviews for Tolterodine

Also known as: Detrol, Detrol LA

Tolterodine has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 71 ratings on Drugs.com. 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 23% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urinary Frequency  
6.7
53 reviews 19 medications
Urinary Incontinence  
5.8
18 reviews 49 medications
Summary of Tolterodine reviews 6.5 71 reviews

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Reviews for Tolterodine

Morag · March 20, 2020

For Urinary Frequency: “The tolterodine tablets were great at first. No more latchkey incontinence. Am now on second month of taking them but I am so tired & without energy, nodding off at any time. I'm considering giving them up. Do I have to take them forever?”

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IC sufferer · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 25, 2019

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “Being diagnosed with IC ( Interstitial Cystitis ) for the pass three to four years after having urinary urgency and frequency, so much so that I was unable to spend quality time with my family - fast forward to the prescription of " detrusitol " one ( 1 ) week ago I can finally plan that long awaiting overseas trip. This drug is a miracle in a pill form, it gives individual their live back. 100% worth it.”

10 / 10
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Bella · September 27, 2020

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “Third day on Detrol it’s working beautifully. I have slept through the night for the first time in years. I went out yesterday without wearing a pad. My initial copay was going to be $300 for 90day supply I put in for a tier exception with my insurance co. And was approved for copay if $5 for 90 day supply. So I am thrilled. So far only side effect is slight dry mouth.”

10 / 10
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Dee · Taken for less than 1 month · March 14, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “I've been on tolterodine for 3 weeks now for my overactive bladder and it's not helped at all, if anything it's made it worse, not to mention side effects. Causes a very restless at night and they were suppose to help me sleep by stopping me urinating at night, not keeping me awake. Also I get constipation and dry mouth. I've stopped taking them for the last few days now and I feel better already. I slept great last night, well apart from having to get up 4 times for the toilet, but at least I get back to sleep straight away”

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oabsufferer · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 28, 2021

For Urinary Frequency: “I've been taking the generic version of this drug for a few months now. I have got used to the dry mouth & eyes and it is only bad at night. I only notice a slight improvement in my symptoms though and I'm putting on weight really quickly. Anyone else have this happen? Normally my weight is fairly stable and since Xmas I've put on 5lbs.”

2 / 10
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Eliza51 · November 1, 2016

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “This medicine did not work for me at all. I can honestly say that the day I took it was one of the worst days of my life. I still had a very strong urge to urinate, but could not. I must have run to the bathroom twenty or thirty times that day, straining to push out a few drops, without being able to. It was a horrible feeling.”

1 / 10
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itzme · Taken for 5 to 10 years · November 21, 2013

Detrol LA (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “62 year old male with overactive bladder symptoms for 15 years. Seems to be caused by nerve damage in lumbar vertebra. Was going to bathroom every twenty minutes. Taking Detrol LA for nine years allows me to extend that to, usually, three or four hours between bathroom visits. Down to once at night, used to go several times at night. It does have side effects, like dry mouth, sluggish thinking, and a few others, but the trade-off would be to spend my life hovering around a bathroom.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 10, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “Ive had MS since 2000. Over the past year my frequent urination was unbearable. I was going every 30 minutes. Going out was impossible. I has to wear depends at night. I got up about 8-10 times and had lots of accidents. I took OTC meds with no relief. I talked to my doctor who put me on tolterdine. Starting working right away with no side effects. I have my life back.”

10 / 10
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Pat · Taken for less than 1 month · May 18, 2018

For Urinary Frequency: “I started Tolterodine 2mg ER 2-3 weeks ago. Started working within hours. Was happy, no more pads for a couple of days. But started leaking some but still it cut down on the rushes to bathroom. However even though it helped some and could go through night. Now the really bad part. I have splitting headaches ALL the time and feel very nauseous all the time. I am going to quit it now. On another hand, I had been taking Vesicare very successfully for 4 years until it stopped working. Now I'm back to square one. Anyone else experiencing this,?”

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Accidents happen · Taken for less than 1 month · June 10, 2014

For Urinary Frequency: “I have been on tolterodine for about 9 days now and I haven't had the embarrassing accidents but during the day I still go a lot but not as often. On the other hand I am getting more sleep only getting up once compared to 5 times as I was use to. I do get mild headaches and really dry mouth but it is worth it to not have to locate the nearest facility every where I go.”

5 / 10
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DiMurf · Taken for 2 to 5 years · June 25, 2013

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “My insurance recently raised my cost for Detrol so I switched to Oxybutynin. I am going back to Detrol as soon as possible, as it worked much better for me with no side effects. The Oxybutynin caused moderate to severe stomach pain and and I was spending much of my morning in the bathroom. I will gladly pay the $69.00 as trade-off in cost was not worth the side effects of the less expensive medicine.”

9 / 10
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Linz24 · July 28, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “I've been on it for a couple days over a week maybe by like the 7th day I started feeling slightly bloated/sick on my stomach by the 9th day it made me feel like I had a stomach bug not to mention I haven't noticed any kind of bladder relief.. anyone else experience the upset stomach and diarrhea? Oh and yes extremely dry mouth.”

1 / 10
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Morg · May 13, 2009

Detrol LA (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “I could make it to the bathroom door, but could not even get into the bathroom when there was a small leakage of urine. That happened twice and while at my doctor's office for a routine visit I consulted with him. He sent me home with a seven day sample of Detrol LA 4mg capsules. I tried them 14 more days with my pharmacist. For me (a female age 84) this medication has been excellent. There may be side effects but they are easy to deal with compared to any of the other overactive bladder medications that I have studied about.”

9 / 10
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Dani · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 2, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “I have Painful Bladder Syndrome, where my bladder spasms and the pain is so sharp and severe that often I can't get out of bed. Even after using the restroom, the pain could continue for hours and it was starting to really affect my life. I am a 28 year old woman and I have been on this medication for 2 months. I have not experienced any of the side effects. However, the pain I was experiencing has reduced to almost nothing. I still get the spasms, but they are no where near as severe or as frequent. This medication has really helped my situation. With that, I have seen it affect my menstrual cycle. It often makes my periods heavier and last longer (10-12 days). So, some thing to keep in mind.”

9 / 10
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Smile · Taken for less than 1 month · November 14, 2020

For Urinary Frequency: “I’ve been on the meds for 6 days. Of course no relief since it takes 4 to 6 weeks. I did get dry mouth and constipation. This is because meds relax your bladder and intestinal muscles. You are supposed to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day to offset side effects. Defeats the purpose of meds:”

3 / 10
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lulubear3 · August 5, 2016

For Urinary Frequency: “My doctor prescribed this for bladder pain, as an anti-spasmodic to reduce the bladder contractions. I suffer bouts of I.C. and can honestly say that this has saved me! I was curled-up in agony on the sofa for days on end, not able to function at all or even walk without pain. This drug gave me my life back. Yes, it does cause dry mouth and eyes (and I already have Sjogren's) but the pain subsided the same day I started taking it. I have lupus and fibro too, so am very wary of taking any type of drug, so just take it in half-doses. I am weaning off after less than a week now but will keep it handy for any future problems. I.C. pain is BRUTAL so this is amazing. It can also cause headache, but this is manageable if you keep well hydrated.”

10 / 10
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Miatagirl · Taken for 10 years or more · August 16, 2014

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “It worked beautifully, except severe memory problems developed. Have reduced by half to 20mg. Memory is back but I'm getting up at least 4 times per night. Before asking to change meds will try ending beverages after 7-8 pm.”

6 / 10
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louseg · July 7, 2016

Detrol LA (tolterodine) for Urinary Incontinence: “I am 83 yrs old an took Detrol for 6 weeks so I could join my family on an Alaska cruise it worked great voice was raspy but could handle an several other side effects BUT than came home an realized while in the car my eyes where not what they were before so stopped taking the medication an am happy to say this morning I took my car and went shopping an eyes were just fine..will only take it when I am going to be gone for several day or an occasion that would require me to set for several hours,,,than I could not make it to the bathroom otherwise”

6 / 10
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Auberge · February 21, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “My bladdder wasn't emptying properly and so I was feeling uncomfortable all the time. It was affecting my life as when it was really bad I couldn't go out due to the pain. Took this and it worked almost straight the way I would give it 10 out of 10 for the way it worked, but and there is always a but, I got too many side effects ....difficulty swallowing, runny and blocked nose, head aches dizzyness and extreme tiredness, it was like having the flu. So sadly I have to stop it. This is the second one I've tried the other one was oxybutine but that was as bad I could not pass urine. So back to the drawing board.”

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WetPants · July 14, 2018

For Urinary Incontinence: “My bladder is messed up due to radiation treatments from 1994 to treat cervical cancer. I had no issues for about 10 years and now I have retention problems and horrible incontinence. I’ve been taking tolterodine for over a year and for the past 3 months my incontinence is ridiculous. I can outright wet my pants to high thigh if it’s been a couple hours since my last bathroom trip. I get up at least 4 times in the night with soaked underwear and have to hold my crotch on the way to the bathroom. Somehow I take it in stride. It’s not sexy but everyone urinates. I stopped Tolterodine today to see if that helps. Best wishes to all my fellow incontinents.”

5 / 10
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Maggie · February 24, 2020

For Urinary Frequency: “I've been taking this for a few months I've developed terrible rib pain I have fibromyalgia sometimes I don't know what pain comes from where. But the rib pain has been horrible and so has the constipation which I never had. Sleepy all the time”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · April 21, 2009

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “For several years my BPH had me urinating several times a night, like every hour; not good for mental or physical health. After much complaining to my urologist, I finally got a resident that put me on Uroxatral and Detrol. I now get 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep, twilight morning enjoyment of the morning chorus, and a much improved outlook. Spring helps, too.”

9 / 10
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violablue2 · Taken for 10 years or more · January 11, 2021

For Urinary Frequency: “I have taken tolterodine for quite a few years now, they have been very good at controlling my urgency although. They cause a dry mouth, nose lining and dry eyes at times. Before taking tolterodine I didn't snore and now I snore every time I fall asleep . Not very ladylike !!!!”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · October 26, 2009

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “Before using Detrol I was up 2-4 times a night to urinate, plus there was severe urgency. After taking Detrol for a little over a week, all of these conditions stopped. I do have some dry mouth, but it is more than acceptable considering not taking Detrol.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · October 10, 2009

Detrol (tolterodine) for Urinary Frequency: “I love this medicine. It is so nice to not have that feeling of having to "go" all the time...especially when you are traveling. The one down side is sometimes I can't even tell when I have to go and have to push on my lower stomach to see if I do.”

9 / 10
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