Tell me about oxybutynin for helping overactive bladder?

Muscle relaxant. This is a medication that is widely used to treat overactive bladder. It causes relaxation of the bladder muscle and hopefully decreases urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency and urgency.

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What can you tell me about oxybutynin for overactive bladder?

Poor tolerance. Oxybutynin is a 3 time a day med usually and has a high incidence of constipation and dry mouth. There are better meds but they are more expensive. For more see http://peedoc.Com/female-urology or on twitter @thepeedoc. Read more...

Could you give me some pointers on oxybutynin for overactive bladder?

Oxybutinin. It was the original medication for oab, has been around for at least 60 years. Is effective but side effects are a problem, mouth dryness, blurring of vision, flushness, constipation. There are newer medications that are as effective or more effective, with less side effects and have to be taken only once a day.. Read more...

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...
See a specialist. Consult a urologist of you are male or a urogynecologist if you are female. Read more...

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...

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

Drug interactions. There is some potential for interactions. See: http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1768-0,2215-1467 Please ask your personal physician for best recommendation. Take care. Read more...
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...

Bladder problem I was given an antibiotic for bladder infection, I took it for 7days and it did not help at all. I was still going to the bathroom a lot, went back to the clinic and they told me I may have an overactive bladder. They gave me oxibutynin an

Hello. . Hello. Don't know if you are a man or a woman. I wouldn't jump the gun by focusing in on bladder cancer as a cause. The urologist will do a systematic evaluation, so that hopefully the cause can be determined and treated and so that more serious causes can be ruled out. It isn't worth working oneself up at this point, because the reason for your symptoms hasn't been determined. Take care. Read more...
Ok. Could be particularly if the urine check was clear. Aboid caffiene, citrus and "water pills". Read more...