oxybutynin (transdermal)

oxybutynin (transdermal)

Pronunciation: OX i BUE ti nin

Brand: Oxytrol

What is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin transdermal?

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Do not use this medication if you are allergic to oxybutynin, or if you have uncontrolled glaucoma, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or if you are unable to urinate.

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Oxybutynin can cause blurred vision, drowsiness, or dizziness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

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Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of oxybutynin.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while you are using oxybutynin.

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Do not expose the oxybutynin transdermal patch to sunlight. It should be worn under clothing.

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The oxybutynin patch may burn your skin if you wear the patch during an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Remove the patch before undergoing such a test.

What is oxybutynin transdermal?

Oxybutynin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.

Oxybutynin transdermal (skin patch) is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime urination.

Oxybutynin transdermal may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxybutynin transdermal?

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Do not use this medication if you are allergic to oxybutynin, or if you have:

  • untreated or uncontrolled glaucoma;
  • a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines); or
  • if you have decreased urination or are unable to urinate.

To make sure you can safely use oxybutynin transdermal, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • glaucoma;
  • liver disease;
  • kidney disease;
  • myasthenia gravis;
  • an enlarged prostate;
  • an intestinal disorder, such as ulcerative colitis; or
  • a stomach disorder such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or slow digestion.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

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It is not known whether oxybutynin transdermal passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I use oxybutynin transdermal?

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

To use the patch, open the sealed pouch and remove the protective liner. Apply the transdermal patch to a clean, dry area on your stomach, hip or buttock. Avoid skin that is oily, irritated, or damaged. Avoid placing the patch on a skin area that will be rubbed by a waistband or tight clothing.

Press the patch onto the skin and press it down firmly with your fingers. Make sure the patch is well sealed around the edges. When properly applied, the patch should stay on while swimming or bathing.

Leave the patch in place and wear it for 3 to 4 days. You should change the patch twice per week. Each time you apply a new patch, choose a different skin area on your stomach, hip, or buttock. Do not apply a patch to the same skin twice within one week.

Try to change your patch on the same two days each week (such as every Sunday and Thursday). There is a calendar printed on the package of this medication to help you establish a steady patch-changing schedule.

If the patch falls off, try sticking it back on. If it does not stay on, replace it with a new one and wear it until your next regular patch-changing day. Do not change your schedule, even if you apply a new patch to replace one that has fallen off.

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After removing a patch, fold it in half so it sticks together and throw it away in a place where children or pets cannot get to it.

Use baby oil or mild soap and water to remove any adhesive residue that stays on your skin. Avoid using harsh soaps, alcohol, nail polish remover, or other solvents that could irritate your skin.

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The oxybutynin patch may burn your skin if you wear the patch during an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Remove the patch before undergoing such a test.

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Keep the oxybutynin transdermal patch in its sealed pouch until you are ready to use it. Store the pouches at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss a dose?

If you forget to change a patch on your scheduled day, remove and replace the patch as soon as you remember. Wear the patch until your next regular patch-changing day. Do not change your schedule, even if you wear the new patch for less that 3 days.

Do not apply two patches at the same time to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include restlessness, tingly feeling, fever, uneven heart rate, vomiting, and urinating less than usual or not at all.

What should I avoid while using oxybutynin transdermal?

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Oxybutynin can cause blurred vision, drowsiness, or dizziness. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

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Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of oxybutynin.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated while you are using oxybutynin transdermal.

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Do not expose the oxybutynin transdermal transdermal patch to sunlight. It should be worn under clothing.

What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin transdermal?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Stop using oxybutynin transdermal and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever with hot, dry skin;
  • uneven heart rate;
  • pain or burning when you urinate;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all; or
  • severe itching, burning, or blistering that does not clear up within several hours after removing the skin patch.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild skin itching, burning, redness, or discoloration where a patch was worn;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
  • dry eyes, blurred vision;
  • dry mouth;
  • warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
  • constipation or diarrhea;
  • stuffy nose;
  • back pain;
  • feeling restless; or
  • sleep problems (insomnia).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect oxybutynin transdermal?

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Before using oxybutynin transdermal, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by oxybutynin.

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • atropine (Donnatal, and others);
  • belladonna;
  • dicyclomine (Bentyl);
  • glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
  • hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others);
  • mepenzolate (Cantil);
  • methantheline (Provocholine);
  • methscopolamine (Pamine);
  • propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
  • scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
  • an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), dalfopristin/quinupristin (Synercid), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), or telithromycin (Ketek); or
  • antifungal medicine such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), miconazole (Oravig), or voriconazole (Vfend).

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with oxybutynin transdermal. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about oxybutynin transdermal.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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