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  • New Adverse Reactions Reported for Detrol

    The FDA has released new information regarding adverse reactions/side effects for Detrol, a medication commonly used for overactive bladder. These side effects include Central/Peripheral Nervous System problems including: confusion, disorientation, memory impairment and hallucations. They also have reports of the medication causing aggravation. For additional info, please visit:

    http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2007/mar07.htm
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    Thanks for posting that, Jill. I am on it and had no idea of this new info. It looks like it isn't saying it causes aggravation, but aggravation of symptoms of dementia.

    I've been on it for 6 years and haven't had any of the CNS symptoms, but it is definitely something I'll ask my uro about when I see him this summer.
    Kim

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)


    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.

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    “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

    “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy

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    • #3
      Thanks for posting this Jill. My mom has been on this drug and she has has many of these adverse symptoms. We coudn't figure out why she had been hallucinating and having more confusion but I think now we know. We'll call her doctor and see what he says about finding an alternative drug.
      hugs,
      Janie

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      • #4
        My 81 yr old sister in law has been taking it for OAB for years. She has recently (last year or so) developed a neurological problem in that she drops things and has numbness in her fingers - I wonder if Detrol is the cause as she has had numerous very expensive hospital tests and they can't find anything wrong. Wouldn't it be ironic if it was due to side effects from an RX?

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          Hi! Thanks for the link. I'm now trying to visit it.

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