Oxytrol Oxybutynin and/or alternatives
Oxytrol is a transdermal skin patch which is used to reduce and control muscle spasms that occur in the bladder and the urinary tract. People generally buy Oxytrol for the treatment of symptoms associated with overactive bladder. Some of the symptoms are frequent urination, heightened night time urination and incontinence. The generic name of Oxytrol is called oxybutynin.
Indications & Dosage of Oxytrol
As mentioned before, Oxytrol is indicated for treating certain symptoms of overactive bladder. It may also be used for other purposes.
The dosage of Oxytrol should be based strictly on the amounts prescribed by the doctor; altering the prescribed amounts may lead to severe health issues. One should carefully read the instructions mentioned on the package before using Oxytrol.
The sealed pouch containing the transdermal patch is to be opened first, followed by the removal of the protective liner. The patch is to be applied on any area of the hip, stomach or buttock. Users should make sure that they apply the patch on a clean and dry area of the skin. The patch should not be applied on any injured or damaged area of the skin. There should be firm application of the patch and it should be worn for at least 3 days. The patch should be changed twice every week but should not be applied on the same area for two consecutive times.
Last but not the least, the sealed pouch should be stored at room temperature, well away from excess moisture and heat.
Side effects & Interactions of Oxytrol
Users should be aware of the side effects they may experience before they buy Oxytrol. Certain side effects are minor in nature and do not pose much threat to the body. Some of these side effects are as follows:
- Vision difficulties;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Stomach trouble;
- Mild skin trouble at the area where the patch was applied;
- Diarrhea, constipation;
Apart from the side effects mentioned above, there may be certain severe side effects experienced by the users of Oxytrol. These side effects should be met with immediate medical attention:
- Irregular heart rate;
- Changes in urinating pattern;
- Painful urination;
- Severe irritation at the area of application of the patch;
Drug interactions may be possible if certain substances are taken along with Oxytrol. Before taking substances like belladonna, glycopyrrolate, atropine, hyoscyamine, methantheline, mepenzolate, scopolamine, propantheline, certain antibiotics and antifungal medications, a doctor must be consulted. Taking any other prescription and/or non-prescription drug without the doctor’s approval is not recommended.
Warnings & Precautions of Oxytrol
Certain precautions must be taken before using Oxytrol. People allergic to any of the ingredients present in Oxytrol, especially Oxybutynin, should not use the drug. Certain other medical conditions are also not compatible with Oxytrol use, such as urination problems, untreated glaucoma, or any digestive tract blockage.
People with medical conditions like liver and kidney problems, intestinal and stomach disorders, glaucoma and myasthenia gravis should definitely consult a doctor before using Oxytrol.
The drug’s effects on pregnant and breastfeeding women are not known, but women in such conditions should check with the doctor first before using Oxytrol.
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