Since its introduction in January 2001, DETROL LA has become the number one prescribed treatment for overactive bladder in the United States and has been prescribed for more than seven million patients worldwide.
DETROL LA is indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge incontinence, urgency and frequency.
DETROL LA is contraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention, or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the drug or its ingredients.
Patients with the following conditions should be treated with caution: renal impairment, bladder outflow obstruction, gastrointestinal obstructive disorders, controlled narrow-angle glaucoma, and significantly reduced hepatic function. Dry mouth was the most frequently reported adverse event (DETROL LA 23 percent vs. placebo 8 percent); others (> 4 percent) included headache (DETROL LA 6 percent vs. placebo 4 percent), constipation (DETROL LA 6 percent vs. placebo 4 percent), and abdominal pain (DETROL LA 4 percent vs. placebo 2 percent).