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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Ditropan (Overview)

Ditropan is a trade name for oxybutynin, an anticholinergic medication. It inhibits bladder spasms through acting on the m1, m2, and m3 cholinergic receptors. Side effects commonly include dry mouth and constipation. It is usually prescribed for patients with overactive bladder symptoms or other bladder dysfunction.


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What about ditropan xl?

What about ditropan xl?

It's there...: It's a good choice for women with overactive bladder and urge incontinence. I often use it for urinary urgency in both males and females, although, i prefer an immediate release formulation. It's been shown to work in men with benign prostate hypertrophy to improve their urination. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
55 doctors shared insights

Ditropan (Overview)

Ditropan is a trade name for oxybutynin, an anticholinergic medication. It inhibits bladder spasms through acting on the m1, m2, and m3 cholinergic receptors. Side effects commonly include dry mouth and constipation. It is usually prescribed for patients with overactive bladder symptoms or other bladder dysfunction.


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Please describe the medication: ditropan?

Oxybyutynin: Ditropan is a trade name for oxybutynin, an anticholinergic medication. It inhibits bladder spasms through acting on the m1, m2, and m3 cholinergic receptors. Side effects commonly include dry mouth and constipation. It is usually prescribed for patients with overactive bladder symptoms or other bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Does ditropan medicne for bladder control work?

Does ditropan medicne for bladder control work?

Yes it does: Best to try generic oxybutinin er (extended release) first, works just as well for most & is cheaper & has lower co-pay. ...Read more

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Does oxybutynin have a side effect on sexual activity or dryness?

It can/will.: Oxybutin is a human insectacide , with non-specific effects on the autonomic nervous systems. Anti-cholinergic drugs have some anti-histaminic activity as well. This can cause vaginal dryness, or simply less lubrication during intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking ditropan for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?

What are the side effects of taking ditropan for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?

Assume long term?: Long term there are studies that suggest a correlation with dementia. Neurogenic bladder often has a retention component and Detrol will worsen this so regular re evaluation is important. ...Read more

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What kind of side effects would I have if I stopped taking ditropan XL cold turkey?

What kind of side effects would I have if I stopped taking ditropan XL cold turkey?

Symptoms will return: Most likely. However you shopuld not have any withdrawal side effects. Tapering od stopping Ditropan is also a trial of whether or not you need it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me can ditropan tablets be cut in half or is that bad?

Please tell me can ditropan tablets be cut in half or is that bad?

Regular Ditropan Yes: Ditropan ER can not be cut in half because each pill is a hard shell with a tiny opening through which medication slowly escapes as pill passes thru GI tract. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ditropan?

Oxybyutynin: Ditropan is a trade name for oxybutynin, an anticholinergic medication. It inhibits bladder spasms through acting on the m1, m2, and m3 cholinergic receptors. Side effects commonly include dry mouth and constipation. It is usually prescribed for patients with overactive bladder symptoms or other bladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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Please tell me can ditropan tablets be cut in half or is that bad?

Regular Ditropan Yes: Ditropan ER can not be cut in half because each pill is a hard shell with a tiny opening through which medication slowly escapes as pill passes thru GI tract. ...Read more

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What about ditropan xl?

It's there...: It's a good choice for women with overactive bladder and urge incontinence. I often use it for urinary urgency in both males and females, although, i prefer an immediate release formulation. It's been shown to work in men with benign prostate hypertrophy to improve their urination. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Oxybutynin (Definition)

Oxybutynin is a generic medication in the class of "antcholinergic" drugs. It is often prescribed for overactive bladder to relax the bladder. It is typically well tolerated but can cause dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation and confusion in older patients. The risk of side effects ...Read more