Oxytrol is indicated for the relief of symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency in the unstable bladder, whether due to neurogenic bladder disorders (detrusor hyperreflexia) in conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spina bifida, or to idiopathic detrusor instability (motor urge incontinence).
Children over 5 years of age: In addition to neurogenic bladder disorders, Oxytrol may also be used in nocturnal enuresis in conjunction with non-drug therapy where this alone, or in conjunction with other drug treatment, has failed.
How to take
Adults: The usual dose is 5mg two or three times a day. This may be increased to a maximum of 5 mg four times a day to obtain a clinical response provided that the side effects are tolerated.
Elderly (including frail elderly): The elimination half-life is increased in the elderly. Therefore, a dose of 2.5mg twice a day, particularly if the patient is frail, is likely to be adequate. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two times a day to obtain a clinical response provided the side effects are well tolerated.
Children (under 5 years of age): Not recommended.
Children (over 5 years of age): Neurogenic bladder instability: the usual dose is 2.5mg twice a day. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two or three times a day to obtain a clinical response provided the side effects are well tolerated. Nocturnal enuresis: the usual dose is 2.5mg twice a day. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two or three times a day to obtain a clinical response provided the side effects are tolerated. The last dose should be given before bedtime.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Oxytrol is an anticholinergic. It works by relaxing muscles in the bladder.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
Hypersensitivity to oxybutynin or any component.
Narrow-angle glaucoma or shallow anterior chamber.
Gastrointestinal obstruction including paralytic ileus, intestinal atony.
Patients with toxic megacolon, severe ulcerative colitis.
Patients with bladder outflow obstruction where urinary retention may be precipitated.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Blurred vision; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry eyes, nose, skin, or mouth; headache; indigestion; nausea; minor redness, itching, or irritation at patch application site; stomach pain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); confusion; difficult or painful urination; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; hallucinations; pain, burning, blistering, or oozing at the application site; seizures; swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet; vision problems.
If you have any questions about Oxytrol, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Oxytrol is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.