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Ditropan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- How should I use oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ditropan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ditropan)?
- What should I avoid while using oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- What other drugs will affect oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ditropan)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ditropan)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include restlessness, tingly feeling, fever, uneven heart rate, vomiting, and urinating less than usual or not at all.
What should I avoid while using oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
Oxybutynin can cause blurred vision, drowsiness, or dizziness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Oxybutynin can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
What other drugs will affect oxybutynin (Ditropan)?
The following drugs can interact with oxybutynin. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- other bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- flecainide (Tambocor);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- thioridazine (Mellaril);
- HIV /AIDS medicine such as nelfinavir (Viracept) or ritonavir (Norvir);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin) or erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin);
- an antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine); or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with oxybutynin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about oxybutynin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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