Generic Name : Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Pronunciation : ox i byoo' ti nin Therapeutic Classification : Anticholinergics ICD Code : Y51.3♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA
India- Cystran, Noctorin, Oxybutin, Oxyspas, Tropan.
International- Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Oxytrol. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antispasmodic, anticholinergic drug, prescribed for urinary incontinence and frequent urination. It works by relaxing the bladder muscles to prevent urinary urgency. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention, uncontrolled eye pressure and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- 2.5-5 mg 2-3 times/day. Max: 5 mg 4 times/day if needed.
Transdermal Per patch delivering 3.9 mg/day: Apply 1 patch to abdomen, hip or buttock twice weekly. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, high blood pressure, nervous disease, liver or kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, enlarged prostate, overactive thyroid, stomach problem, hernia, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Do not become overheated in hot weather. Side Effects :
General - Headache, weakness and body pain.
♦ Gastrointestinal - Dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, loss of appetite, difficulty in swallowing, chest discomfort, and thirst.
♦ Central Nervous System - Drowsiness, dizziness, and headache.
Respiratory - Runny nose.
♦ Eye and ENT - Blurred vision, dry eyes and glaucoma.
Genitourinary - Urinary tract infection.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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