Oxybutynin (By mouth)
Treats overactive bladder.
Urinary Antispasmodic (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Oxybutynin belongs to the group of medicines called antispasmodics. It helps decrease muscle spasms of the bladder and the frequent urge to urinate caused by these spasms.
Oxybutynin extended-release tablets is also used to treat children 6 years of age and older who have an overactive bladder caused by a certain nerve disorder (eg, spina bifida).
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Liquid, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet
Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
Oral liquid: Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
Swallow the extended-release tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Take this medicine at the same time each day.
If you take the extended-release tablet, part of the tablet may pass into your stools. This is normal and is nothing to worry about.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze the oral liquid.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some foods and medicines can affect how oxybutynin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Metoclopramide Bisphosphonate medicine Medicine to treat an infection (including clarithromycin, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, miconazole)
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to oxybutynin.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, dementia, glaucoma, heart disease, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson disease, an enlarged prostate or trouble urinating, or stomach or bowel problems (including colitis, chronic constipation, a bowel blockage, GERD).
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy, or cause vision problems. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Agitation, confusion, unusual behavior or drowsiness, seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
Change in how much or how often you urinate, difficult or painful urination
Hot, dry skin, lack of sweating, weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Ditropan, Ditropan XL
There may be other brand names for this medicine.