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To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use a saliva substitute.
To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated, consult your pharmacist for help in choosing a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: vision problems, difficulty urinating, signs of kidney infection (e.g., burning/painful/frequent urination, lower back pain), fast/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes, fever, flushed/hot/dry skin.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: eye pain, signs of stomach/intestinal blockage (e.g., severe stomach pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe constipation).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Oxytrol (oxybutynin transdermal) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before using oxybutynin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: active internal bleeding, severe blockage/slowed movement of the stomach/intestines (e.g., gastric retention, paralytic ileus), certain bladder problems (urinary retention), uncontrolled glaucoma (narrow-angle).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other bladder problems (bladder outflow obstruction), certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), stomach/intestinal disease (e.g., acid reflux, hiatal hernia, ulcerative colitis, intestinal atony), heart problems (e.g., coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias), high blood pressure, liver disease, kidney disease, loss of mental abilities (dementia), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), enlarged prostate, certain nervous system disorder (autonomic neuropathy).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication can cause decreased sweating. Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, saunas, or during exercise or other strenuous activities since heatstroke may occur.
Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects.
This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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