Pliva's Ditropan

Ditropan Effects and Usage

Generic Ditropan - Oxybutynin chloride

What kind of medication is Ditropan?

Ditropan is used to treat frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased night-time urination. The medication works by reducing muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.

Pliva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufactures a generic version of Ditropan - Oxybutynin chloride, in form of Pliva 456 5 mg pills.

Ditropan (Oxybutynin chloride) is also available on the market in the form of Oxytrol (transdermal patches).

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What are possible side effects of using Ditropan?

Adverse reactions may include:

  • dry mouth
  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue
  • extreme thirst
  • stomach pain

  • What is the recommended dose of Ditropan?

  • In adults, the normal dose is 5 mg two or three times a day. The total maximum dose should not exceed 20 mg.

  • In children of 5 years and older, the normal dose is 5 mg two times daily. The total maximum dose should not exceed 15 mg.

  • In children under 5 years, Ditropan is rarely administered. If required, the dose must be determined by the physician.

  • When should Ditropan be avoided?

    Ditropan should not be used

  • in patients allergic to Ditropan
  • in patients with untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma
  • in patients suffering from a blockage in the digestive tract
  • in patients unable to urinate

  • Ditropan should be used with caution in patients with:

  • hypertension
  • an enlarged prostate
  • kidney or liver problems
  • ulcerative colitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • slow digestion
  • myasthenia gravis (a muscle disorder)

  • Ditropan should not be be combined with:

  • 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 (e.g., nelfinavir (Viracept) or ritonavir (Norvir)

  • antibiotics

  • antifungal medication (e.g., 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 (e.g., dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine)

  • antidepressant (e.g., amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine (Luvox), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), etc) because they may increase drowsiness caused by Ditropan.