Compare Enablex vs. Oxybutynin

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Enablex
(Darifenacin)

Oxytrol
(Oxybutynin)

Coming soon.Treats an overactive bladder. Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) is a good treatment for overactive bladder, but watch out for side effects such as dry mouth and constipation.
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Side effects
EnablexOxybutynin
  • Dry mouth 27%
  • Constipation 13%
  • Indigestion 5%
  • Abdominal pain 3%
  • Urinary tract infection 2%
  • Nausea 2%
  • Muscle weakness 2%
  • Headache 1%
  • Dizziness 1%
  • Dry eyes 1%
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How it works
EnablexOxybutynin
Coming soon.Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) is an anticholinergic. It relaxes the bladder muscles by lowering muscle spasms. This helps people go to the bathroom less often and better control their urination.
Type of medication
EnablexOxybutynin
Coming soon.
Antispasmodic
Anticholinergic
Prescription only
Available as
EnablexOxybutynin
  • Extended release
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
  • Patch
Used for (click to learn more)
EnablexOxybutynin
  • Bladder muscle dysfunction - overactive
Risk factors for serious side effects
EnablexOxybutynin
Coming soon.
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • Outside in hot weather
    • Dehydrated
    • Exercising
    Detailed Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
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    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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    Alcohol
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    • To prevent dry mouth, avoid using mouthwashes with alcohol, chew on sugar-free gum, and take small sips of water as needed.
    • Can cause drowsiness, so avoid taking with alcohol or other medicines that make you sleepy.
    Food
    No specific food-related info.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    Sex
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    Sleep
    No specific sleep-related info.
    • Generally not recommended to use in people ages 65 and older since it can cause drowsiness and increase the risk of falls.
    • Might cause dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, and blurry vision.
    • Can cause drowsiness, so avoid taking with alcohol or other medicines that make you sleepy.
    • Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) can cause drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, hallucinations, or blurred vision. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or doing anything that requires you to be alert until you know how Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) affects you.
    Weight
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    EnablexOxybutynin
    Coming soon.
    • Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) is effective at treating overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate, and helping to better control urination.
    • Available in multiple forms: a patch, gel, extended-release tablet, and tablet.
    • The gel form of Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) is available over the counter without a prescription.
    • Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) patch and gel have fewer side effects than taking the tablet.
    • The tablet is available as a generic.
    Downsides and risks
    EnablexOxybutynin
    Coming soon.
    • Generally not recommended to use in people ages 65 and older since it can cause drowsiness and increase the risk of falls.
    • Can’t be used if you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.
    • Not recommended if you have ulcerative colitis or certain other stomach problems since Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) can slow stomach emptying.
    • Not the best choice if you have GERD (acid reflux), since Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) can irritate your throat and make the acid reflux worse.
    • Has more side effects than newer medicines that treat overactive bladder.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    EnablexOxybutynin
    Coming soon.
    • Might cause dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, and blurry vision.
    • To prevent dry mouth, avoid using mouthwashes with alcohol, chew on sugar-free gum, and take small sips of water as needed.
    • Can be taken with or without food.
    • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don’t get better in two weeks. There could be other causes of your bladder problems or you may need to try a different medicine.
    • Can cause drowsiness, so avoid taking with alcohol or other medicines that make you sleepy.
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