Oxytrol Transdermal Patches

Oxytrol Effects and Usage

Oxytrol - Oxybutynin chloride (transdermal)

What kind of medication is Oxytrol?

Oxytrol 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.

Oxybutynin chloride is also available on the market in pill form under the trade name Ditropan.

A generic version distributed by Pliva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is available on the market as Pliva 456 5 mg pills.

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What are possible side effects of using Oxytrol?

Adverse reactions may include:

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

  • How are Oxytrol patches used?

    A patch should be applied to a clean, dry area on the stomach, hip or buttock and left in place for 3 to 4 days.

    When should Oxytrol be avoided?

    Oxytrol should not be used

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

  • Oxytrol 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)

  • Oxytrol 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 Oxytrol.