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Generic: oxybutynin transdermal
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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. Find an area of skin on your abdomen, hip, or backside that is clean, dry, greaseless, undamaged and hairless. Remove the patch from the sealed pouch. Do not cut or trim the patch. Using your palm, press the patch firmly in place to make sure that there is good contact with your skin. Change the patch two times per week, keeping to a regular schedule. When you apply a new patch, use a new area of skin. Wait at least 1 week before using the same area again.

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 forget to replace a patch, use it as soon as you can. Only use one patch at a time and do not leave on the skin for longer than directed. If a patch falls off, you can replace it, but keep to your schedule and remove the patch at the right time.

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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