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The safety and efficacy of DITROPAN® (oxybutynin chloride) was evaluated in a total of 199 patients in three clinical trials. These participants were treated with DITROPAN 5-20 mg/day for up to 6 weeks. Table 3 shows the incidence of adverse events judged by investigators to be at least possibly related to treatment and reported by at least 5% of patients.
Table 3 : Incidence (%) of Adverse Events Reported by ≥ 5% of
Patients Using DITROPAN (5-20mg/day)
|Body System||Adverse Event||DITROPAN
|Infections and Infestations||Urinary tract infection||6.50%|
|Nervous System Disorders||Dizziness||16.60%|
|Eye Disorders||Blurred vision||9.60%|
|Gastrointestinal Disorders||Dry mouth||71.40%|
|Renal and Urinary Disorders||Urinary Hesitation||8.50%|
The most common adverse events reported by patients receiving DITROPAN 5-20 mg/day were the expected side effects of anticholinergic agents. The incidence of dry mouth was dose-related.
In addition, the following adverse events were reported by 1 to < 5% of patients using DITROPAN (5-20 mg/day) in all studies. Infections and Infestations: nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, cystitis, fungal infection; Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: fluid retention; Psychiatric Disorders: confusional state; Nervous System Disorders: dysgeusia, sinus headache; Eye Disorders: keratoconjunctivitis sicca, eye irritation; Cardiac Disorders: palpitations, sinus arrhythmia; Vascular Disorders: flushing; Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: nasal dryness, cough, pharyngolaryngeal pain, dry throat, sinus congestion, hoarseness, asthma, nasal congestion; Gastrointestinal Disorders: diarrhea, abdominal pain, loose stools, flatulence, vomiting, abdominal pain upper, dysphagia, aptyalism, eructation, tongue coated; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: dry skin, pruritis; Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: back pain, arthralgia, pain in extremity, flank pain; Renal and Urinary Disorders: dysuria, pollakiuria; General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: fatigue, edema peripheral, asthenia, pain, thirst, edema; Investigations: blood pressure increased, blood glucose increased, blood pressure decreased; Injury, Poisoning, and Procedural Complications: fall.
Because postmarketing adverse events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. The following additional adverse events have been reported from worldwide postmarketing experience with
DITROPAN: Psychiatric Disorders: psychotic disorder, agitation, hallucination, memory impairment; Nervous System Disorders: convulsions; Eye Disorders: cycloplegia, mydriasis, glaucoma; Cardiac Disorders: tachycardia, QT interval prolongation; Gastrointestinal Disorders: decreased gastrointestinal motility; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: rash, decreased sweating; Renal and Urinary Disorders: impotence; Reproductive System and Breast Disorders: Suppression of lactation; General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema with airway obstruction, urticaria, and face edema; rare anaphylactic reactions requiring hospitalization for emergency treatment.
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The concomitant use of oxybutynin with other anticholinergic drugs or with other agents which produce dry mouth, constipation, somnolence (drowsiness), and/or other anticholinergic-like effects may increase the frequency and/or severity of such effects.
Anticholinergic agents may potentially alter the absorption of some concomitantly administered drugs due to anticholinergic effects on gastrointestinal motility. This may be of concern for drugs with a narrow therapeutic index.
Mean oxybutynin chloride plasma concentrations were approximately 3-4 fold higher when DITROPAN was administered with ketoconazole, a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor.
Other inhibitors of the cytochrome P450 3A4 enzyme system, such as antimycotic agents (e.g., itraconazole and miconazole) or macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin and clarithromycin), may alter oxybutynin mean pharmacokinetic parameters (i.e., Cmax and AUC). The clinical relevance of such potential interactions is not known. Caution should be used when such drugs are co-administered.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 4/2/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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