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Ditropan XL Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- How should I take oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Ditropan XL)?
- What happens if I overdose (Ditropan XL)?
- What should I avoid while using oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- What other drugs will affect oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Ditropan XL)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Ditropan XL)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
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 XL)?
Este medicamento puede causar visión borrosa y puede perjudicar su pensamiento o reacciones. Tenga cuidado al manejar o hacer otras actividades que demanden esté alerta y sea capaz de ver claramente.
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 XL)?
Before using oxybutynin, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by oxybutynin.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- 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, Kaletra);
- 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 medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any 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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Additional Ditropan XL Information
- Ditropan XL Drug Interactions Center: oxybutynin chloride oral
- Ditropan XL Side Effects Center
- Ditropan XL Overview including Precautions
- Ditropan XL FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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