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Gelnique Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- How should I use oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Gelnique)?
- What happens if I overdose (Gelnique)?
- What should I avoid while using oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- What other drugs will affect oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Gelnique)?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Gelnique)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or excited, warmth or tingly feeling, fever, thirst, hot and dry skin, uneven heart rate, vomiting, and urinating less than usual or not at all.
What should I avoid while using oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
Avoid applying lotions, powders, or oils to the skin you plan to treat with oxybutynin topical. These other skin products can make it harder for your skin to absorb oxybutynin, and it may not work as well. You may apply oxybutynin gel to skin that has been treated with sunscreen.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If this does happen, rinse with water. Do not apply the gel to recently shaved skin, open wounds, or irritated or broken skin.
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.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of oxybutynin topical.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while you are using oxybutynin topical.
What other drugs will affect oxybutynin topical (Gelnique)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- other forms of oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol);
- other bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare); or
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with oxybutynin topical. 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.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about oxybutynin topical.
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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