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Gelnique is a topical (for skin use) gel consisting of a urinary antispasmodic drug called oxybutynin. We carry this medication in the brand name Gelnique Topical Gel in 10% bottles!
Gelnique Topical Gel (oxybutynin) is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, a condition that makes you have to frequently urinate, urgently urinate, or causes you to leak urine (incontinence). There are a number of factors that lead to overactive bladder such as weak muscles, nerve damage, use of medications, alcohol or caffeine, infection, and being overweight. Overactive bladder may go away over time however there is a chance of life-long over active bladder, even with treatment.
Gelnique/oxybutynin is effective in the treatment of overactive bladder due to its ability to reduce muscle spasms of the urinary tract and bladder.
Make sure your go over the directions on the bottle before using. Additionally, you can contact your health care professional on how to properly use this gel. Apply this gel to the shoulders, upper arms, abdomen, or thigh once daily. Do not apply this gel on any open wound or cut or any skin that is damaged, infected, irritated, oily, or recently shaved.
1. Wash your hands as well as area you intend on applying the gel; use a mild soap; dry completely.
2. Apply the gel from 1 packet.
3. Gently rub the gel into your skin until your skin feels dry again.
If you have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you are unable to urinate, Gelnique Topical Gel is not for you; consult your doctor about alternative medications.
If you have urination problems, glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, severe constipation, ulcerative colitis or other intestinal disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or slow digestion, Gelnique may be safe for you under certain conditions; consult your doctor before proceeding to use this medication.
Avoid taking a bath or shower, using a hot tub, exercising vigorously, or swimming for at least 60 minutes (1 hour) after applying Gelnique Topical Gel.
It is recommended to cover the area you apply the gel to with clothing to avoid spreading the medication onto other people or pets.
This medication is flammable and should not be used near open flame. Avoid smoking until the gel has completely dried after applying it to yourself.
Common side effects of Gelnique Topical Gel (oxybutynin) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Gelnique Topical Gel (oxybutynin) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Signs to watch for:
dehydration symptoms - feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin.
What should I avoid while on this medication?
This drug can make you more prone to heat stroke as it can decrease the amount of sweat that leaves your body through sweating. It is important to avoid becoming dehydrated or overheated while using this product.
What other drugs will affect oxybutynin?
Using this medicine with certain drugs that make you sleepy can worsen side effects of this medication. Avoid using this medication if you are using cold or allergy medicine that contains an antihistamine, medicine for Parkinson's disease, medicine to treat excess stomach acid, stomach ulcer, motion sickness, or irritable bowel syndrome, bronchodilators, medicine to treat osteoporosis or Paget's disease of bone and other bladder or urinary tract medicines.
Is this product safe for a pregnant or breast feeding mother?
Oxybutynin is not expected to harm an unborn baby however it is unknown if it will pass into breast milk. Regardless of if you are pregnant or if you are breast feeding, it is recommended to consult your doctor before using this product.
How should I store this medication?
This medication should be stored away from moisture and heat at room temperature.
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