Oxybutynin, Ditropan acts as a competitive antagonist of acetylcholine at postganglionic muscarinic receptors, resulting in relaxation of bladder smooth muscle and increase in the bladder’s compacity. In addition, Oxybutynin, Ditropan reduces the urge and frequency to void.
Indications For Use
Before starting Oxybutynin, Ditropanmake sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. Oxybutynin, Ditropan is an anticholinergic and can cause agitation, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, hallucinations, headache, somnolence, and/or blurred vision, which may impair physical or mental abilities.
Oral Immediate-Release: 5mg 2 to 4 times daily.
Oral Extended-Release: 5mg to 30mg once daily.
Topical gel: Apply contents of 1 sachet (100 mg/g) or 1 actuation of the pump (100 mg/g) once daily.
Transdermal: Apply one 3.9 mg/day patch twice weekly (every 3 to 4 days); change the patch on the same 2 days each week.
Pharmacist Tips On Using
How to Take:
Oral Extended Release Tablet: Take with or without food. Must be swallowed whole with liquid; do not crush, divide, or chew; take at approximately the same time each day.
Topical gel: For topical use only. Apply to clean, dry, intact skin on abdomen, thighs, or upper arms/shoulders. Rotate application sites; do not apply to the same site on consecutive days. Wash hands after use. Cover treated area with clothing after gel has dried to prevent transfer of medication to others. Do not bathe, shower, or swim until 1 hour after gel applied. Do not apply to recently shaved skin.
Transdermal: Apply to clean, dry, smooth (fold-free) skin on abdomen, hip, or buttock; do not apply to areas treated with oils, lotions, or powders. Do not apply to areas with cuts, scrapes, or other irritation (i.e. rashes). Do not cut the patch. Apply each system at a new site (avoid reapplication to same site within 7 days). Contact with water while bathing, swimming, showering, or exercising will not change the effect; however, rubbing of the patch area should be avoided during these activities. Patch should be worn under clothing; do not expose to sunlight.
Dizziness, drowsiness, xerostomia, constipation, nausea, itchiness at the site of application.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Oxybutynin, Ditropan only common ones
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if side effects are intolerable? If side effects are causing a lot of distress speak to your physician as soon as possible to discuss options.