"April 9, 2012 -- Drugs that treat incontinence caused by an overactive bladder offer modest benefits to some women, and they often come with significant side effects, a new review of research shows.
The government-funded review compar"...
DITROPAN XL® (oxybutynin chloride) is a once-daily controlled-release tablet indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.
DITROPAN XL® is also indicated in the treatment of pediatric patients aged 6 years and older with symptoms of detrusor overactivity associated with a neurological condition (e.g., spina bifida).
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
DITROPAN XL® (oxybutynin chloride) must be swallowed whole with the aid of liquids, and must not be chewed, divided, or crushed.
DITROPAN XL® may be administered with or without food.
The recommended starting dose of DITROPAN XL® is 5 or 10 mg once daily at approximately the same time each day. Dosage may be adjusted in 5-mg increments to achieve a balance of efficacy and tolerability (up to a maximum of 30 mg/day). In general, dosage adjustment may proceed at approximately weekly intervals.
Pediatric Patients Aged 6 Years of Age and Older
The recommended starting dose of DITROPAN XL® is 5 mg once daily at approximately the same time each day. Dosage may be adjusted in 5-mg increments to achieve a balance of efficacy and tolerability (up to a maximum of 20 mg/day).
DITROPAN XL® (oxybutynin chloride) Extended Release Tablets are available in three dosage strengths, 5 mg (pale yellow), 10 mg (pink), and 15 mg (gray) and are imprinted with “5 XL”, “10 XL”, or “15 XL”. DITROPAN XL® Extended Release Tablets are supplied in bottles of 100 tablets.
|5 mg||100 count bottle||NDC 50458-805-01|
|10 mg||100 count bottle||NDC 50458-810-01|
|15 mg||100 count bottle||NDC 50458-815-01|
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from moisture and humidity. For more information call 1-888-395-1232 or visit www.DITROPANXL.com Product of France
Manufactured by: ALZA Corporation, Vacaville, CA 95688. Manufactured for: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Titusville, NJ 08560. Revised November 2012
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/26/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Ditropan XL Information
Ditropan XL - User Reviews
Ditropan XL User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get breaking medical news.