(oxybutynin) gel 3% Topical
Important: For use on the skin only (topical). Do not get ANTUROL in or near your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Read this Patient Information carefully before you start taking ANTUROL and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is ANTUROL?
ANTUROL is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of overactive bladder including:
- a strong need to urinate with leaking or wetting accidents (urge urinary incontinence)
- a strong need to urinate right away (urgency)
- urinating often (frequency)
It is not known if ANTUROL is safe or effective in children.
Who should not use ANTUROL?
Do not use ANTUROL if:
- Your bladder does not empty or does not empty completely when you urinate (urinary retention).
- Your stomach empties slowly or incompletely after a meal (gastric retention).
- You have high pressure in your eye (uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma).
- You have an allergy to oxybutynin or any of the ingredients in ANTUROL. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in ANTUROL.
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medicine if you have any of these conditions.
What should I tell my doctor before using ANTUROL?
Before you take ANTUROL, tell your doctor if you:
- have problems emptying your bladder completely
- have stomach problems including:
- have generalized muscle weakness (Myasthenia Gravis)
- are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. It is not known if ANTUROL will harm your unborn baby.
- are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ANTUROL passes into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use ANTUROL.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
ANTUROL may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how ANTUROL works. Especially tell your doctor if you take:
- medicines used to treat osteoporosis (Bisphosphonates)
- other medicines used to treat overactive bladder (Anticholinergic)
Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one listed above.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use ANTUROL?
ANTUROL is for skin use only.
- Use ANTUROL exactly as your doctor tells you to use it.
- ANTUROL should only be applied to dry intact skin on your stomach (abdomen), upper arms, or thighs.
- Do not put ANTUROL on recently shaved skin, open sores, scars, tattoos, or skin with rashes.
- Do not put ANTUROL on your breasts or genital area.
- ANTUROL contains alcohol and is flammable. Avoid fire, flames, or smoking until the ANTUROL has dried.
- Cover the application site with clothing after the gel has dried, if skin-to-skin contact between another person and the application site is expected.
- After applying ANTUROL, wash your hands with soap and water right away.
- ANTUROL may be used with sunscreen.
- If you get ANTUROL in your eyes: Rinse your eyes well right away with clean and warm water. Seek medical attention if needed.
How to use the ANTUROL pump:
You must prime the ANTUROL pump before you use it for the first time.
To prime the pump:
- To prime the Anturol pump, hold the pump upright and fully press down (depress) the pump 4 times. Now Anturol is ready to use.
- Do not use any Anturol that came out while priming.
1. Selecting your application site:
Apply ANTUROL only to 1 of the shaded areas shown in the figure below: (See (Figure A)).
- stomach area (abdomen)
- upper arms
- Wash the area where ANTUROL will be applied with mild soap and water. Allow the area to dry completely.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Application sites may be rotated to reduce the potential for local site reactions.
2. Dispensing your dose of ANTUROL:
- Place your hand under the ANTUROL pump.
- Press the pump all the way down 3 times (See (Figure B). You can also place the pump right over the application site then press the pump all the way down 3 times to dispense your dose (See (Figure C).
- You should apply ANTUROL right after you dispense your dose.
- Wash your hands with soap and water right away.
What should I avoid while using ANTUROL?
- Do not take a bath, swim, shower, exercise, or get the application site wet for 1 hour after you apply your dose.
- ANTUROL can cause dizziness or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how ANTUROL affects you.
- You should not drink alcohol while using ANTUROL. It can increase your chances of getting serious side effects.
What are the possible side effects of ANTUROL?
The most common side effects of ANTUROL include:
- dry mouth
- urinary tract infections
- dry eyes
- blurry vision
- redness, rash, itching, pain at the application site
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of ANTUROL. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store ANTUROL?
- Store ANTUROL at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
Keep ANTUROL and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of ANTUROL.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in the patient information leaflet. Do not use ANTUROL for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ANTUROL to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about ANTUROL. If you would like more information about ANTUROL, talk with your doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about ANTUROL that is written for health professionals.
For more information go to www.ANTUROLGEL.com or call 1-800-328-3077.
What are the ingredients in ANTUROL?
Active ingredient: oxybutynin
Inactive ingredients: diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, NF; alcohol, USP; hydroxypropyl cellulose, NF; propylene glycol, NF; butylated hydroxytoluene, NF; HC1 0.1 M, NF; and purified water, USP.
This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/3/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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