How To Use
- Oxybutynin comes as a tablet, syrup, and an extended-release (long-acting) tablet to take by mouth.
- The tablets and syrup are usually taken two to four times a day.
- The extended-release tablet is usually taken once a day with or without food.
- Swallow the extended-release tablets whole with plenty of water or other liquid.
- Do not split, chew, or crush the extended-release tablets.
- Tell the doctor if you or your child cannot swallow tablets.
- Use a dose-measuring spoon or cup to measure the correct amount of liquid for each dose, not a household spoon.
- Take oxybutynin by mouth with food as directed by the doctor.
- Take oxybutynin regularly to get the most benefit from it.
- To help remember, take oxybutynin at the same time.
- Quantity is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
- Do not increase your quantity or take this product more often than directed.
Avoid this medication if:
- You are allergic to this medicine or its contents.
- Blockage of the bladder, stomach or intestine. Bleeding from the stomach
Consult your doctor if:
- You are pregnant, planning to have a child, or breastfeeding.
- You have a medical history of liver disease, kidney disease.
- Your symptoms are getting worse.
Take the medicine with food. This will avoid stomach problems.
Avoid performing a task that requires alertness, such as driving etc. This medicine causes drowsiness.
Inform your doctor if you have a heart problem, eye condition (such as glaucoma), Kidney diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, enlarged prostate, hyperthyroidism, chronic constipation, overactive thyroid.
Before any surgical or dental procedure, inform the doctor/dentist that you are taking this medicine.
Be careful about dryness of the mouth and eyes. This can be relieved to some extent by chewing gum and staying hydrated.
Urinary and bladder disorders
This medication is recommended in those patients with urinary urgency, increased frequency of urination, and urinary incontinence (patients don't have control over their urination and pass urine involuntarily).
Patients using this medication may at times experience anticholinergic effects (like dry mouth, overheating etc) and facial flushing. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.
Consult your doctor before using oxybutynin during pregnancy for a better analysis.
Consult your doctor before using oxybutynin during lactation for a better analysis.
Its use has shown a risk of drowsiness; therefore avoid using it while driving.
Consult your doctor before using oxybutynin for a better analysis if you have liver disease.
Consult your doctor before using oxybutynin for a better analysis if you have kidney disease.
The use of alcohol should be limited or avoided while using oxybutynin.
Patients who are allergic to oxybutynin or any of its components should consult the doctor before taking it. If taking any vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products are taken then consult the doctor before using oxybutynin. If any sort of swelling is experienced, consult your doctor immediately. Using oxybutynin, especially in high concentrations, might result in severe pain.
- Oxybutynin is contraindicated for use in patients with oxybutynin
- Oxybutynin is contraindicated for use in patients with liver diseases.
Is this medicine an antibiotic?
This medicine is not an antibiotic. It is an anti-spasmodic medicine.
How does this medicine work?
This medicine works by increasing the amount of urine that the bladder can hold. It also relaxes the muscle of the bladder. This helps to control the flow of urine.
Can this medicine be used for children?
This medicine should not be used for children younger than 5 years.
Can I take this medicine with painkillers?
This medicine can be taken with painkillers available over the counter. However, it is best to consult your doctor before taking any medicine.