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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
69 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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Does ditropan (oxybutynin) medicne for bladder control work?

Does ditropan (oxybutynin) 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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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
69 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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Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

Ditropan (oxybutynin) is good for bladder spasms?

It works. : Ditropan (oxybutynin) is part of a family of medications called anticholinergics that can help calm the bladder. It is an effective treatment for overactive bladder and has been used to help manage bladder spasms. Bladder spasms often occur with bladder irritation, such as that after surgery, or during infection, or in neurologic problems of the bladder. Side effects often can limit the dose. ...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: ditropan (oxybutynin)?

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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Is alfuzosin similar to detrol (tolterodine)?

Is alfuzosin similar to detrol (tolterodine)?

Drugs: Alfuzosin is a drug given for prostate obstruction to improve your voiding; Detrol (tolterodine) is an anticholinergic drug use to relax the smooth muscle of the bladder to decrease urgency and frequency of urination; they are completely different drugs. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: detrol (tolterodine)?

Anticholinergic: Detrol (tolterodine) is a medication that is used for urinary incontinence related to urgency causes. It has been used for many years and has an "la", long acting daily dosing available. ...Read more

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Is toviaz (fesoterodine) safe to take for bladder spasms?

Is toviaz (fesoterodine)  safe to take for bladder spasms?

Toviaz (fesoterodine): Yes. Toviaz (fesoterodine) is intended for over active bladder. If you are truly having "spasms" and have not recently had a urologic procedure, you may need an evaluation by a urologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin Er 10 mg...

Is it safe to take 2 overactive bladder medications Detrol (tolterodine) LA 4mg with Oxybutynin  Er 10 mg...

Not a good idea: They are the same class of medicine (antocholinergic) and both work in pretty much the same way, by reducing spasm of the muscle that contracts to push urine out of the bladder. Taken in excess they can actually cause incontenence by paralysis of that muscle (overflow incontenence). If the meds are not working you should see a urologist. You can have systemic side effects with too much meds. ...Read more

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Which is better for treating hyperhidrosis: ditropan (oxybutynin) or glycopyrrolate?

Depends: Both are used to treat hyperhidrosis. Effects are different to different patients although pts tend to complain about ditropan (oxybutynin) side effects more: drowsiness, decrease mentation...The number one side effect I hear about robinyl is dry mouth. ...Read more

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I take oxybutynin and botox treatment for bladder oxybutynin makes me drowsy already tried vesicare (solifenacin) enablex what are other good meds?

I take oxybutynin and botox treatment for bladder oxybutynin makes me drowsy already tried vesicare (solifenacin) enablex what are other good meds?

Urge incontinence: Besides Enablex, Oxybutynin & Vesicare, (solifenacin) other oral options to treat urge incontinence include Detrol, Myrbetriq, Sanctura & Toviaz. Check out www.drugs.com & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urinary-incontinence/basics/definition/con-20037883 for more info. ...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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Why urispas (flavoxate hydrochloride) tablet used?

Why urispas
(flavoxate hydrochloride) tablet used?

Decrease symptoms: This medication is used to treat certain bladder/urinary tract symptoms. Flavoxate is a smooth-muscle relaxant. It works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. Flavoxate helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, frequent trips to the bathroom, and bladder pain. This medication does not treat the cause of your bladder symptoms (e.g., urinary tract infections). ...Read more

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Relationship about ditropan (oxybutynin) and gastric ulcers?

Ditropan (oxybutynin): Ditropan (oxybutynin) is used to treat overactive bladder. Weight gain is not a reported side-effect, nor is stomach ulcers, although it can cause heartburn & stomach upset. ...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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ditropan (Definition)

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