Last update: Oct. 17, 2016

Tolterodine Tartrate

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Antimuscarinic agent with atropine-like action.

At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.

A high plasma protein-binding capacity makes it unlikely its passage into breast milk.
Its low oral bioavailability hinders the passage from ingested milk towards the infant’s plasma, except in preterm babies and immediate neonatal period, which may show an increased intestinal permeability. There are few poor metabolizers (CYP2D6 deficient) who may exhibit increasing oral bioavailability to 66%

Take as smallest dose as possible and avoid long-term use since anticholinergics can reduce milk production.

Monitoring anticholinergic symptoms in infants (dry mouth, constipation ..) is warranted.

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Bioavailability 17 %
Molecular weight 476 daltons
Protein Binding 96 %
VD 1,6 l/Kg
Tmax 1 - 3 hours
T1/2 1,9 - 3,7 hours

References

  1. Pfizer. Tolterodine. Drug Summary. 2015 Full text (in our servers)
  2. AEMPS. Tolterodina. Ficha técnica. 2012 Full text (in our servers)
  3. Bizzarro A, Iannucci F, Tolino A, Soricelli A, Guarino G, Verdoliva A. Inhibiting effect of atropine on prolactin blood levels after stimulation with TRH. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Abstract
  4. De Martino F, De Matteo A, L'Abbate V, Soricelli A, Fontana A, Petrenga E, Cesarone M. [Inhibitory effects of atropine on serum prolactin levels after TRH stimulation]. Boll Soc Ital Biol Sper. 1980 Abstract

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