Oxytrol (oxybutynin) reduces muscle spasms from the bladder and urinary tract.
Oxytrol is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, for example frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.
Oxytrol may also be used for purposes not listed on this medication guide.
Use Oxytrol exactly as prescribed through your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for over recommended. Follow the directions in your prescription label.
Oxytrol includes patient instructions for secure and efficient use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your medical professional or pharmacist when you have any queries.
Adults: The usual dose is 5mg two or three times each day. This could be increased to some maximum of 5 mg 4 times every day to secure a clinical response provided that the side effects are tolerated.
Elderly (including frail elderly): The elimination half-life is increased inside elderly. Therefore, a dose of 2.5mg twice each day, specifically if the patient is frail, will probably be adequate. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two times per day to get a clinical response provided the medial side effects are very well tolerated.
Children (under 5 years of age): Not recommended.
Children (over five years of age): Neurogenic bladder instability: the typical dose is 2.5mg twice a day. This dose could be titrated upwards to 5mg several times per day to get a clinical response provided the inside effects are very well tolerated. Nocturnal enuresis: the typical dose is 2.5mg twice per day. This dose could be titrated upwards to 5mg 2-3 times every day to secure a clinical response provided the side effects are tolerated. The last dose must be given before bedtime.
Store this medicine at room temperature inside a tightly-closed container, from heat and lightweight.
Active ingredient: Oxybutynin
Get emergency medical help for those who have all of these signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction to Oxytrol: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Oxytrol and call a medical expert at once when you have a life threatening side-effect including:
fever with hot, dried-out skin;
uneven pulse rate;
pain or burning if you urinate;
urinating below usual or otherwise not in any respect; or
severe itching, burning, or blistering that does not clear up within many hours after removing the skin patch.
Less serious Oxytrol unwanted effects can include:
mild skin itching, burning, redness, or discoloration when a patch was worn;
dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
dry eyes, blurred vision;
warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
constipation or diarrhea;
feeling restless; or
sleep problems (insomnia).
This just isn't a complete listing of side effects among others may occur. Call your medical professional for health advice about unwanted effects.
Do not use Oxytrol in case you are allergic to oxybutynin, or if you have:
untreated or uncontrolled glaucoma;
a blockage inside your gastrointestinal tract (stomach or intestines); or
when you have decreased urination or cannot urinate.
To be sure you can safely use Oxytrol, tell a medical expert when you have these other difficulties:
an enlarged prostate;
an intestinal disorder, like ulcerative colitis; or
a stomach disorder such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or slow digestion.
FDA pregnancy category B. Oxytrol is not supposed to be unhealthy for an baby. Tell your physician if you are pregnant or intend to conceive during treatment. It is just not known whether oxybutynin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use Oxytrol without telling your physician should you be breast-feeding a child.
Important safety information:
Before using Oxytrol, tell your doctor in the event you regularly use other medicines that will make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can help to increase sleepiness caused by oxybutynin.
Tell your medical professional about all the medicines you have, especially:
atropine (Donnatal, while others);
hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, among others);
an antibiotic like clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek); or
antifungal medicine like itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend).
This list just isn't complete as well as other drugs may connect to Oxytrol. Tell your doctor about all medications you have. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not find a new medication without telling your medical professional.
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