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Dr. William Singer
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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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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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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Ditropan (Definition)

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