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Oxybutynin chloride oral
OXYBUTYNIN ER - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

OXYBUTYNIN ER - ORAL

(ox-ee-BYOU-tih-nin KLOR-ide)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Ditropan XL

Uses

This medication is used to treat an overactive bladder.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth with liquids, generally once daily, or as directed. Swallow the tablet whole; do not chew, crush or divide the tablet. Your dosage will be adjusted based on your response and any drug side effects.

Side Effects

Dry mouth or eyes, headache, constipation, nausea, or drowsiness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. Report promptly: weakness, dizziness, vision problems, symptoms of urinary infection (e.g., urinary burning, urgent or frequent urination). Unlikely but report promptly: eye pain, problems urinating, severe stomach pain, chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, mental/mood changes, flushing, hot or dry skin. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, urinary problems (such as urinary retention, prostate enlargement in males), stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., gastric gastric retention, ulcerative colitis), heartburn (gastric reflux), glaucoma (narrow angle), overactive thyroid, muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), heart problems, liver problems, kidney disease. Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate certain side effects of this drug. Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring mental alertness (e.g., driving). This medication reduces sweating which can lead to heat stroke in hot weather or saunas. Avoid strenuous activity in hot weather. Use with caution in the elderly, who may be more sensitive to side effects of this medication. Use with extreme caution in young children, who may be more sensitive to side effects of this medication. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: bisphosphonate drugs (e.g., alendronate, etidronate), macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin, azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole, miconazole), anti-Parkinson's drugs (e.g., benztropine, trihexyphenidyl), digoxin, anticholinergic drugs (e.g., scopolamine, dicyclomine, tolterodine). Also report other drugs which may cause drowsiness, such as: anti-anxiety or anti-seizure drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, amitriptyline), muscle relaxants, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine) including those found in cough-and-cold products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness, tremor, irritability, flushing, fever, nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat, and slow breathing.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. You may notice the shell of the tablet in your stool. This is due to the design of the tablet and is normal and harmless.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.