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Generic: oxybutynin topical
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It is used to treat overactive bladder
               



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What is this medicine?

OXYBUTYNIN (ox i BYOO ti nin) is used to treat overactive bladder. This medicine reduces the amount of bathroom visits. It may also help to control wetting accidents.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • dementia
  • difficulty passing urine
  • glaucoma
  • intestinal obstruction
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to oxybutynin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for use on the skin. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash your hands with soap and water before and after applying. Apply to clean, dry, unbroken skin on the abdomen, upper arms, shoulders, or thighs. Rub gel gently into the skin until it dries. When you apply the gel, use a new area of skin every day. Do not bathe, swim, exercise or get the area wet for 1 hour after applying the gel. If you are applying sunscreen, do so 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after applying this medicine. Avoid fire, flames, or smoking until the area has dried. Allow the area to dry before putting on clothing. Do not use more often than directed. Do not stop using except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
  • atropine
  • certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin, tolterodine
  • certain medicines for Parkinson's disease like benztropine, trihexyphenidyl
  • certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine, hyoscyamine
  • certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
  • clarithromycin
  • erythromycin
  • ipratropium
  • medicines for fungal infections, like fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole or voriconazole

               
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