Oxytrol is a transdermal medication consisting of an antispasmodic drug called oxybutynin. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 36mg!
Oxytrol is used by patients who suffer from overactive bladder. This treatment is able to help with the symptoms that follow this condition such as the need to urinate more often than usual, urgently needing to urinate, uncontrollable urine leakage, and the need to wake up multiple times throughout the night to urinate. This condition is caused when the urinary muscles spasm, which can be a result of weak muscles, nerve damage, use of medications, alcohol or caffeine, infection, and being overweight.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) is effective at treating symptoms of overactive bladder because of its ability to relax the muscles in the bladder and urinary tract to reduce the amount of muscle spasms, thus reducing the symptoms of overactive bladder.
Oxytrol is a transdermal medication which means it is a medical patch that is applied to the skin. Ensure you follow your doctors directions very carefully when using this Oxytrol (oxybutynin) patch. Oxytrol should come with a patient instructions sheet for safe and effective use; if you have any questions, contact your doctor.
Open the sealed pouch and remove the safety liner. Apply the patch to an area of skin that is clean and dry. This area should be located on the stomach, hip, or buttock. Do not place this patch on broken, damaged, or irritated skin. Avoid placing the patch on any area of skin that has recently had a lotion applied or an area where tight clothing may rub against it (such as the waistband area). When applying the patch, ensure you are pressing firmly down on all edges of the patch. You may keep the patch on during times of water activity. Do not place the patch on the same area twice in the same week.
Do not use Oxytrol (oxybutynin)
This product should not be used by those who have narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage located in the stomach or intestines, or if you are unable to urinate.
This product contains oxybutynin and should not be used by those who allergic to it.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you ever had glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, an enlarged prostate, an intestinal disorder, a stomach disorder, or trouble with urination.
This medication is not expected to harm a baby, however, if you are pregnant, you should still inform your doctor of your pregnancy.
It is not known if this drug will pass into breast milk or if it has potential to harm a nursing infant. Speak with your doctor before nursing an infant while using this medication.
Do not use more than one patch at a time.
This patch may end up burning your skin if it is not removed before an MRI. Ensure you remove the patch for having this procedure done.
Common side effects of Oxytrol (oxybutynin) may include:Dizziness, drowsiness; redness or mild skin itching where the patch was worn; dry mouth; blurred vision; or constipation, diarrhea, decreased urination.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Oxytrol (oxybutynin) may include:Little or no urinating; severe constipation; confusion, hallucinations; vomiting, severe heartburn or upper stomach pain; or fast or uneven heart rate.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
Dehydration: feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin.
What should I avoid while using this medication?
Do not expose the patch to sunlight. It should be covered by clothing at all times when in the sun.
How can I remove the adhesive residue that stayed on my skin after removing the patch?
To remove this, apply baby oil or mild soap and water to the residue area and gently massage until it is gone.
How long should I wear the patch for and how often should I change it?
After applying the patch, you should leave it on for about 3-4 days. Change the patch twice throughout the week. For example; every Sunday and Thursday. To make it easier, mark it on your calendar.
What do I do if the patch falls off?
If the patch falls off, attempt to stick it back into place. If it is not sticking well, you may apply a new patch and leave it on only for the rest of the scheduled time. You should not change your patch removal time.