Oxytrol (oxybutynin) reduces muscle spasms from the bladder and urinary tract.
Oxytrol is utilized to take care of symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.
Oxytrol may also be used for purposes unlisted within this medication guide.
Use Oxytrol just as prescribed through your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts and over recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Oxytrol is sold with patient instructions for effective and safe use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask a medical expert or pharmacist if you have questions.
Adults: The usual dose is 5mg 2 or 3 times each day. This could be increased to your maximum of 5 mg 4 times every day to obtain a clinical response so long as along side it effects are tolerated.
Elderly (including frail elderly): The elimination half-life is increased within the elderly. Therefore, a dose of 2.5mg twice each day, specifically if the patient is frail, is likely to be adequate. This dose could be titrated upwards to 5mg two times each day to acquire a clinical response provided along side it effects are very well tolerated.
Children (under several years of aging): Not recommended.
Children (over a few years of age): Neurogenic bladder instability: the usual dose is 2.5mg twice each day. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two or three times every day to secure a clinical response provided the side effects are well tolerated. Nocturnal enuresis: the typical dose is 2.5mg twice every day. This dose might be titrated upwards to 5mg two or three times a day to obtain a clinical response provided along side it effects are tolerated. The last dose ought to be given before bedtime.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, faraway from heat and light.
Active ingredient: Oxybutynin
Get emergency medical help in case you have all of these signs of an allergic reaction to Oxytrol: hives; lack of breath; swelling of one's face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Oxytrol and call your doctor simultaneously when you have a serious unwanted effect for example:
fever with hot, dried-out skin;
uneven pulse rate;
pain or burning whenever you urinate;
urinating less than usual or not in any respect; or
severe itching, burning, or blistering that doesn't clear up within hrs after removing the skin patch.
Less serious Oxytrol side effects can sometimes include:
mild skin itching, burning, redness, or discoloration in which a patch was worn;
dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
dry eyes, blurred vision;
warmth, tingling, or redness beneath your skin;
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
constipation or diarrhea;
feeling restless; or
sleep problems (insomnia).
This is not a complete listing of negative effects while others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about unwanted effects.
Do not use Oxytrol in case you are allergic to oxybutynin, or in case you have:
untreated or uncontrolled glaucoma;
a blockage inside your digestive tract (stomach or intestines); or
for those who have decreased urination or cannot urinate.
To be sure you can safely use Oxytrol, tell a medical expert if you have these other difficulties:
an enlarged prostate;
an intestinal disorder, for example ulcerative colitis; or
a stomach disorder including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or slow digestion.
FDA pregnancy category B. Oxytrol is just not expected to be unhealthy for an child. Tell your doctor if you're pregnant or prefer to get pregnant during treatment. It just isn't known whether oxybutynin passes into breast milk or if it may harm a nursing baby. Do not use Oxytrol without telling your medical professional if you are breast-feeding a child.
Important safety information:
Before using Oxytrol, tell your physician in the event you regularly use other medicines that will make you sleepy (for example cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can enhance sleepiness caused by oxybutynin.
Tell your medical professional about all the other medicines you have, especially:
atropine (Donnatal, while others);
hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others);
an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek); or
antifungal medicine including itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend).
This list just isn't complete and also other drugs may connect to Oxytrol. Tell your physician about all medications you have. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not begin a new medication without telling your medical professional.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.