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Will ditropan (oxybutynin) stop my heavy axillary sweating?

Will ditropan (oxybutynin) stop my heavy axillary sweating?

Glycopyrrolate: In my large hyperhidrosis practice, I find the best oral anticholinergic medications to be glycopyrrolate and oxybutinin, in that order. The Center for Excessive Sweating was established in 1999. ...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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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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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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Weight gain from taking ditropan (oxybutynin)?

Weight gain from taking ditropan (oxybutynin)?

Ditropan (oxybutynin): Ditropan (oxybutynin) is used to treat overactive bladder. Weight gain is not a reported side-effect. ...Read more

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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 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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Takin ditropan (oxybutynin) for overactive bladder and still having issues. What should I do now?

Takin ditropan (oxybutynin) for overactive bladder and still having issues. What should I do now?

See below: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is just one of several drugs to treat oab. You may need to try another medication and/or increase the dose of the medication that you are taking. In addition, make sure that oab is the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Ditropan (oxybutynin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ditropan (oxybutynin) allergy?

Here is...: Life any drug, Ditropan may induce t induce unwanted severe dry mouth, urinary retention, constipation, eye pain, dizziness, other CNS-effects, etc., which are intolerable, way beyond its originally intended benefits to suppress bladder instability, and unpredictable. So, always use it with caution. ...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 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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I have a very weak bladder what can I do I have taken ditropan (oxybutynin) XL 15mg 2x day for 5+ years I had hysterectomy when I was 30 I am 44 now

I have a very weak bladder what can I do I have taken ditropan (oxybutynin) XL 15mg 2x day for 5+ years I had hysterectomy when I was 30 I am 44 now

See below: I am not sure what you mean by "weak bladder". If you have overactive bladder then you might try changing to another medication and making sure that your diet isn't aggravating the condition. ...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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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'm taking ditropan (oxybutynin) it has me drowsy itching all over my body like something crawling I can't call doctor because of holiday what to do while waiting?

Stop drug now: Ditropan (oxybutynin) is only one of several agents to control over active bladder. Stop it now and inform your doc of this allergy, then get an alternative agent. ...Read more

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I've been on Detrol, Ditropan LA, Vesicare, Enablex, and now Myrbetriq for OAB for a number of years and had a bladder lift sling surgery done about 12 years ago. However, the frequency and urge have returned with a vengeance! I am up appx. Every 2 hours

I've been on Detrol, Ditropan LA, Vesicare, Enablex, and now Myrbetriq for OAB for a number of years and had a bladder lift sling surgery done about 12 years ago. However, the frequency and urge have returned with a vengeance! I am up appx. Every 2 hours

OAB: You're describing an overactive bladder. If medications aren't helping and voiding on a schedule or "retraining" isn't helpful, you may want to consider other options such as Botox or Interstim. You should see a specialist in female pelvic medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is taking ditropan (oxybutynin) and percocet around the same time after kidney stone removal surgery safe todo? I did is this going to harm me

Ok, . ..: For an average healthy man, it is okay to use both at the same time with Percocet for pain and Ditropan (oxybutynin) for urgency from bladder irritation/ spasm - not for incomplete bladder emptying. So, ask doc for specifics of care and decide. ...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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Just started amoxicillin and clavulanate 875 & oxybutynin now one hour later c/o dizziness & muscle weakness. Should I stop taking?

Just started amoxicillin and clavulanate 875 & oxybutynin now one hour later c/o dizziness & muscle weakness. Should I stop taking?

Call your doctor: This site is not for specific advice for either diagnosis or treatment of a person's conditions. Your doctor knows you best and can advise. Oxybutinin has multiple complications and its limited usage suggests that you can safely stop it until you chat with your pcp. Clumsiness, confusion, convulsions, dizziness
drowsiness, fainting, changes in heart rate and rhythm and fever may all occur. ...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

Dr. Al Hegab
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Ditropan (Definition)

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