Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Renal

Oxytrol 

(oxybutynin)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Renal
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Treats an overactive bladder.

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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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Upsides

  • 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

  • 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.
How it works

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.

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Side effect rates for Oxytrol (oxybutynin)

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Risks and Warnings for Oxytrol (oxybutynin)

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  • Angioedema, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat can happen when taking Oxytrol (Oxybutynin) tablets. Seek medical attention immediately if this happens to you.

Common concerns from people taking Oxytrol (oxybutynin)

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Alcohol
  • 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
  • Can be taken with or without food.
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  • 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.