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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Oxybutynin (Overview)

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 increases with the dose.


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What is oxybutynin used for?

What is oxybutynin used for?

Urinary urgency: Oxybutynin can be used for urinary frequency, urinary urgency and urge incontinence in the absence of a bladder infection. It decreases bladder spasms and can help to improve bladder capacity. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
70 Doctors shared insights

Oxybutynin (Overview)

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 increases with the dose.


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What is the highest dose the oxybutynin patch?

What is the highest dose the oxybutynin patch?

3.9mg/day: I believe there is only one dosage available for the pacth--oxytrol which is 3.9mg/day to be applied 2x/week patch. I could be wrong on this but it is the only that I am aware of up to this point. You may want to double check with your doc or your local pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: oxybutynin?

Please describe the medication: oxybutynin?

Ditropan (oxybutynin): 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 increases with the dose. ...Read more

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Can oxybutynin cause someone to get panic attacks?

Can oxybutynin cause someone to get panic attacks?

Oxybutynin & Panic: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is used to treat overactive bladder. It can cause nausea, dry mouth, blurred vision, headaches, dizziness & rash. Some cases develop nervousness, but to my knowledge, no panic attacks are reported. ...Read more

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When you've been prescribed oxybutynin for an overactive bladder can it make you go more at first or should I stop taking it?

When you've been prescribed oxybutynin for an overactive bladder can it make you go more at first or should I stop taking it?

Overactive bladder: Oxybutynin relaxes the bladder muscle to reduce unnecessary contractions. A risk of the medication includes relaxing the bladder too much, impairing the bladder's ability to empty, thereby possibly resulting in overflow incontinence. It does take 4 weeks to reach max effect. I also recommend avoid bladder irritants, such as caffeine, spicy foods and alcohol, that can cause urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Are there any other over-the-counter drugs which work like oxybutynin?

Are there any other over-the-counter drugs which work like oxybutynin?

Something close..: There isn't any med that works like Oxybutynin that is available otc, but meds such as diphenhydramine/meclizine/dexbromphiramine etc. Can have similar (but less potent) effects on the bladder muscles. Thus use of these meds may reduce the urgency/frequency of urination problem which is more frequently treated with oxybutynin/tolterodine/solifenacin etc...Consult doc if u have problem. Good luck. ...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 kind of side effects would I have if I stopped taking ditropan (oxybutynin) XL cold turkey?

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

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

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How long does it take oxybutynin to start working?

How long does it take oxybutynin to start working?

3 days to several mo: Most people have some effect within a few days but studies show continued benefit out to 4+ months. For more: www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and oxybutynin together without it hurting you?

Can you mix Xanax (alprazolam) and oxybutynin together without it hurting you?

Cautiously: They both can make you tired and sleepy to try a small dose and don't drive or use dangerous equipment until you see how you're affected. ...Read more

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Please can someone tell me how many mg of oxybutynin does it take to overdose?

Here are some. ..: Its standard dose for adults is 5 mg orally 3 times daily, occasionally, may be up to 10 mg 3 times under close supervision. As to how much an individual can take, it's something to do individual age and health state, especially with liver function; these are similar to the concern of using other drugs. So, following recommended dose is the rule for all drug use. If needed to up or down dose, ask. ...Read more

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What is oxybutynin used for?

Urinary urgency: Oxybutynin can be used for urinary frequency, urinary urgency and urge incontinence in the absence of a bladder infection. It decreases bladder spasms and can help to improve bladder capacity. ...Read more

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What about ditropan (oxybutynin) xl?

What about ditropan (oxybutynin) 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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Please describe the medication: oxybutynin?

Ditropan (oxybutynin): 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 increases with the dose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for oxybutynin to work?

Quickly: Immediate release oxybutinin taken orally begins to work in 20-30 minutes. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose the oxybutynin patch?

3.9mg/day: I believe there is only one dosage available for the pacth--oxytrol which is 3.9mg/day to be applied 2x/week patch. I could be wrong on this but it is the only that I am aware of up to this point. You may want to double check with your doc or your local pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take oxybutynin to start working?

3 days to several mo: Most people have some effect within a few days but studies show continued benefit out to 4+ months. For more: www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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How long does it take oxybutynin to start to work?

About an hour: Antispasmodic activity occurs within 30 to 60 minutes after taking and can last for 6 to 10 hours. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ditropan (oxybutynin)?

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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Why would my kids need to go on ditropan (oxybutynin)?

Why would my kids need to go on ditropan (oxybutynin)?

Urinary frequency: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is a bladder medicine used to cut down on urinary episodes. I'm not sure why a child would be placed on it for any other reason. ...Read more

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What happens if a child takes 5ml oxybutynin by mistake?

Oxybutynin 5ml=5mg: That is a single dose for a child 5 years old or older. It would probably be OK, but still one would recommend calling the child's doctor and the poison control center: 1-800-222-1222 if a child takes something that he is not supposed to take. ...Read more

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Are there medications you should not take with oxybutynin?

Yes: There is a long list that may cause problems. I would suggest you review the list online. ...Read more

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Please can someone tell me how many mg of oxybutynin does it take to overdose?

Here are some. ..: Its standard dose for adults is 5 mg orally 3 times daily, occasionally, may be up to 10 mg 3 times under close supervision. As to how much an individual can take, it's something to do individual age and health state, especially with liver function; these are similar to the concern of using other drugs. So, following recommended dose is the rule for all drug use. If needed to up or down dose, ask. ...Read more

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

Regular Ditropan (oxybutynin) Yes: Ditropan (oxybutynin) 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 would happen if I smoked weed while taking oxybutynin?

What would happen if I smoked weed while taking oxybutynin?

See below: I am not aware of a direct relationship other than the fact that a lot of people are consuming alcoholic or caffeinated beverages when smoking marijuana and those drinks can worsen oab, lessening the effect of oxybutynin. ...Read more

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Can oxybutynin effect glaucoma?

Can oxybutynin effect glaucoma?

Depends: Oxybutynin is in a class of medications called anticholinergics/antimuscarinics. It is commonly used for urinary incontinence, ; works by relaxing the bladder muscles. It also can dilate your pupils. If you have glaucoma, it's use is to be used very cautiously in individuals affected by narrow angle angle glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist would be able to tell you if you can safely use oxybutynin. ...Read more

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Are there any other over-the-counter drugs which work like oxybutynin?

Something close..: There isn't any med that works like Oxybutynin that is available otc, but meds such as diphenhydramine/meclizine/dexbromphiramine etc. Can have similar (but less potent) effects on the bladder muscles. Thus use of these meds may reduce the urgency/frequency of urination problem which is more frequently treated with oxybutynin/tolterodine/solifenacin etc...Consult doc if u have problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be any other over-the-counter drugs which contain the same elements as oxybutynin?

Yes: Oxytrol patch is transdermal oxybutynin. It used to be by prescription only but now is OTC. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ditropan (Definition)

Ditropan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more