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Generic: oxybutynin transdermal
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It is used to treat overactive bladder
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

It may take a few weeks to notice the full benefit from this medicine.

You may need to limit your intake tea, coffee, caffeinated sodas, and alcohol. These drinks may make your symptoms worse.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses, you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eyecare professional if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Avoid extreme heat. This medicine can cause you to sweat less than normal. Your body temperature could increase to dangerous levels, which may lead to heat stroke. Do not expose the patch to sunlight. You should wear it under your clothes.

You can keep the patch in place during swimming, bathing, and showering. If your patch falls off during these activities, replace it.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • agitation
  • breathing problems
  • confusion
  • fever
  • flushing (reddening of the skin)
  • hallucinations
  • memory loss
  • pain or difficulty passing urine
  • palpitations
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • headache
  • sexual difficulties (impotence)

               
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