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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 you need it. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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I was on ditropan now take oxybutynin which makes me drowsy medicaid didn't pay for ditropan didn't have side effects on it will authorization work?

I was on ditropan now take oxybutynin which makes me drowsy medicaid didn't pay for ditropan didn't have side effects on it will authorization work?

Ask Medicaid : Medicaid is a very limited formulary which contains generics in each category I'll have to call them or maybe your physicians office can check on the ...Read more

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Most common side effects of oxybutynin ER? Should I take at night? Does it really last 24 hrs? Will it effect my weight or blood pressure?

Most common side effects of oxybutynin ER? Should I take at night? Does it really last 24 hrs? Will it effect my weight or blood pressure?

Here are some ...: Its most common side effects are dryness of eyes, nose, mouth & throat, constipation, indigestion, etc. More? To http://www.drugs.com/sfx/oxybutynin-side-effects.html. It may be taken at your most convenient time for consistent use. So, you may take it in the morning or at night. Yes, it lasts 24 hrs for most of its users. How does it may affect weight or BP? I never read or heard about them. ...Read more

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

What are the side effects of taking ditropan (oxybutynin) 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 (tolterodine) will worsen this so regular re-evaluation is important. ...Read more

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I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?

Here are some...: Generally speaking, discontinuing oxybutynin should leave no undue withdrawal side effect. Since the process of doing so is not urgent, you may just decrease 5 mg per day every 2-3 days so to totally rid its use in 6-9 days. If still in doubt, ask the prescribing doctor timely. The Best wish to health, urinary urgency, etc. ...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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Does oxybutynin have the side effect of dryness during sexual activity?

Does oxybutynin have the side effect of dryness during sexual activity?

Yes: Oxybutynin works by inhibiting certain nerves that control bladder function. However one of the side effects is decrease in secretions throughout the body. It can cause dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation as well as decrease in vaginal lubrication. ...Read more

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Does oxybutynin have any side effect on sexual activity or dryness regarding sexual activity?

See below: No listing re sexual dysfunction
can cause dryness of mucous membranes so need more lubricant for sexual activity to avoid irritation or pain. ...Read more

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How long does the drug oxybutynin give the full effects of improving a bladder condition?

How long does the drug  oxybutynin  give the full effects of improving a bladder condition?

Bladder: Oxybutynin half life is 2 to 3 hours and the extended relief product half life is 12 hours. That is why the regular might need to be dosed 4 times daily while the xr is dosed once or twice daily ...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)?

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?

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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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 glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist would be able to tell you if you can safely use oxybutynin. ...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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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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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

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Are there any other over-the-counter drugs which contain the same ingredients as oxybutynin?

"Oxybutinin": Oxybutinin is solely a "by prescription" only medication and cannot be acquired "over-the-counter.". ...Read more

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I was discharged on Saturday 3rd June by Dr Seok Chan Noh. He included a script for 2.5 mg Oxybutynin to be taken as required. What is this for?

I was discharged on Saturday 3rd June by Dr Seok Chan Noh. He included a script for 2.5 mg Oxybutynin to be taken as required. What is this for?

Oxybutynin: It is a bladder anti-spasmodic and is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder such as incontinence. It is an anticholinergic medication used to relieve urinary and bladder difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Ditropan (Definition)

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