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Oxytrol Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Oxytrol
Generic Name: oxybutynin (transdermal) (Pronunciation: OX i BUE ti nin)
- What is oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- How should I use oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Oxytrol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Oxytrol)?
- What should I avoid while using oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- What other drugs will affect oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
Oxybutynin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.
Oxybutynin transdermal (skin patch) is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.
Oxybutynin transdermal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using oxybutynin transdermal and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fever with hot, dry skin;
- uneven heart rate;
- pain or burning when you urinate;
- urinating less than usual or not at all; or
- severe itching, burning, or blistering that does not clear up within several hours after removing the skin patch.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild skin itching, burning, redness, or discoloration where a patch was worn;
- dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
- dry eyes, blurred vision;
- dry mouth;
- warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;
- nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
- constipation or diarrhea;
- stuffy nose;
- back pain;
- feeling restless; or
- sleep problems (insomnia).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Oxytrol (oxybutynin transdermal) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin transdermal (Oxytrol)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to oxybutynin, or if you have uncontrolled glaucoma, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you are unable to urinate.
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.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while you are using oxybutynin.
Do not expose the oxybutynin transdermal patch to sunlight. It should be worn under clothing.
The oxybutynin patch may burn your skin if you wear the patch during an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Remove the patch before undergoing such a test.
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