Tolterodine Tartrate Drug Information

Rindy Says:

I want to know if this has ever been linked to dementia or Alzheimer's?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Rindy! How are you?

Yes, it has, as reported by the FDA and many research studies. It is an anticholinergic and they are well known to cause such risks in some people that take them. As a matter of fact, I'm just getting over a bad bout of bronchitis and at my doctor's appointment this past Wednesday, my doctor told me about a recent article she read that said they can actually shrink the brain and she's advising patients to avoid them, if possible.

I'm not sure if there would be any way to actually prove the medication cause such an issue, because the people that usually experience it have other factors that have made them prone to developing it, anyway. Some studies actually provide a list of factors that they found made people predisposed to develop dementia, if they take such a medication and advise that they not be prescribed for such individuals. I'm reading over it now on the University of California, San Francisco website.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Arl Says:

Does tolterodine tartrate take effect immediately or increase effectiveness over time? I’ve taken it for two days and have seen no change in bladder control.

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Liz Says:

One 4mg capsule of Tolterodine tartrate is not working. How long before I can take the second one? Can you take one 12 hours apart from the other?

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Julian Says:

My doctor prescribed tolterodine tartrate for my OAB condition; however, I have high blood pressure and early stages of glaucoma. Should I be concerned about side effects from this med?

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