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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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 didnt 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 didnt 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. Best wish to health, urinary urgency, etc. ...Read more

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If side effects are as miserable as the medications (naproxen, nafazodone, liothyranine, oxybutenin, lamitrogine) what else will be helpful?

If side effects are as miserable as the medications (naproxen, nafazodone, liothyranine, oxybutenin, lamitrogine) what else will be helpful?

Speak with your doc: Unfortunately many busy docs do not explain the reason fo the meds, or the side effects and the patient often is too shy to ask if it will help, not hurt. My favorite part while talki with my patient is to share possible problem such as the right times to take ordered meds, how much to take and when. I am always concerned that clients will not take meds in timely manner.Stop if side effects .O. ...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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Ditropan (Definition)

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