Ditropan vs. Detrol

Are Ditropan and Detrol the Same Thing?

Ditropan (oxybutynin chloride) and Detrol (tolterodine tartarate) are antispasmodics and anticholinergics used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.

Side effects of Ditropan and Detrol that are similar include dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry eyes, stomach pain or upset, constipation, diarrhea, or headache.

Side effects of Ditropan that are different from Detrol include nausea, vomiting, unusual taste in mouth, dry/flushed skin, weakness, sleep problems, or runny nose.

Side effects of Detrol that are different from Ditropan include dry mouth or joint pain.

Both Ditropan and Detrol may interact with antibiotics.

Ditropan may also interact with other bladder or urinary medications, glycopyrrolate, flecainide, mepenzolate, thioridazine, HIV/AIDS medicine, antifungal medications, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medications, or antidepressants.

Detrol may also interact with arsenic trioxide, chloroquine, halofantrine, cyclosporine, droperidol, narcotics, pentamidine, vinblastine, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, or heart rhythm medicines.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ditropan?

Common side effects of Ditropan include:

  • dry mouth,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • blurred vision,
  • dry eyes,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • upset stomach,
  • stomach pain,
  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • headache,
  • unusual taste in mouth,
  • dry/flushed skin,
  • weakness,
  • sleep problems, or
  • runny nose.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Ditropan including:

  • decreased sexual activity,
  • difficulty urinating,
  • fast or pounding heartbeat,
  • signs of kidney infection (such as burning/painful/frequent urination, lower back pain, fever),
  • mental/mood changes (such as confusion),
  • swelling of arms/legs/ankles/feet,
  • vision problems (including eye pain),
  • seizures, or
  • stomach or intestinal blockage (such as persistent nausea or vomiting, or prolonged constipation).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Detrol?

Common side effects of Detrol include:

  • dry mouth
  • dry eyes
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain or upset
  • joint pain

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Detrol including:

  • vision changes,
  • severe stomach or abdominal pain,
  • trouble urinating, or
  • signs of kidney infection (such as burning or painful urination, lower back pain, fever).

What is Ditropan?

Ditropan (oxybutynin chloride) is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased night-time urination. Ditropan is available in generic form.

What is Detrol?

Detrol (tolterodine tartarate) Tablets prescribed for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.

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What Drugs Interact With Ditropan?

Some products that may adversely interact with Ditropan include other bladder or urinary medications, glycopyrrolate, flecainide, mepenzolate, thioridazine, HIV /AIDS medicine, antibiotics, antifungal medications, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medications, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Ditropan should be used only when prescribed by your doctor during pregnancy.

What Drugs Interact With Detrol?

Detrol may interact with arsenic trioxide, chloroquine, halofantrine, cyclosporine, droperidol, narcotics, pentamidine, vinblastine, antibiotics, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, or heart rhythm medicines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. There are no studies of Detrol in pregnant women; therefore, Detrol should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit for the mother justifies the potential risk to the fetus. It is unknown if Detrol passes into breast milk. Women who are thinking about breastfeeding or are breastfeeding should not breastfeed while taking Detrol, or discontinue taking the medication. Efficacy or safety of Detrol in the pediatric population has not been demonstrated..

How Should Ditropan Be Taken?

The usual adult dose of Ditropan is one 5-mg tablet 2-3 times a day. The maximum recommended adult dose is one 5-mg tablet four times a day. The usual pediatric dose is one 5-mg tablet two times a day. The maximum recommended pediatric dose is one 5-mg tablet three times a day. Doses may be adjusted by your doctor.

How Should Detrol Be Taken?

Detrol is available in 1 and 2 mg strength tablets. The initial recommended dose of Detrol Tablets is 2 mg twice daily.

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References
SOURCE:

DailyMed. Ditropan Prescribing Information.

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=36cc9115-bef3-48fa-93ff-bcda24cf26e2

Pfizer. Detrol Prescribing Information.

https://www.pfizermedicalinformation.com/en-us/detrol/fda-label

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