View Full Version : Detrol - When does it kick in???

02-06-2009, 09:48 PM
My grandmother was prescribed Detrol for urinary/incontinence issues. She has her major trouble at night with having to get up and go to the bathroom 4 to 6 times every night! Currently she is taking the Detrol at night with her p.m. meds usually between 7 and 9 pm - I am wondering when this stuff kicks in because she is still having the problems at night but she says she seems to not be bothered by the urges during the day. Interesting note - she accidently took the detrol at noon the other day and she slept through the night for the first time in a very long time! We are wondering if this was just a fluke or if it does indeed take 8 - 10 hours to kick in after taking a dose?!?! I just was curious to see if anyone else has any experience with taking it and when they saw peak effectiveness after taking it. Thank you very much!!!

--a concerned and curious granddaughter