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Brand Names: Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Urotrol

Generic Name: oxybutynin (oral) (Pronunciation: OX i BUE ti nin)

What is oxybutynin (Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Urotrol)?

Oxybutynin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.

Oxybutynin is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased night-time urination.

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

Ditropan 5 mg

round, blue, imprinted with 13 75, DITROPAN

Ditropan XL 10 mg

oval, pink, imprinted with 10XL

Ditropan XL 15 mg

round, gray, imprinted with 15 XL

Ditropan XL 5 mg

round, white, imprinted with ALZA 5

Oxybutynin 10 mg ER-TEV

round, pink, imprinted with G 342

Oxybutynin 15 mg ER-TEV

round, white, imprinted with G 343

Oxybutynin 5 mg ER-TEV

round, lavender, imprinted with G 341

Oxybutynin 5 mg-ROS

round, white, imprinted with 3 8, 832

Oxybutynin 5 mg-SID

round, blue, imprinted with SL 456

Oxybutynin 5 mg-WAT

round, imprinted with WATSON 779

Oxybutynin XL 10 mg-MYL

round, pink, imprinted with M 010

Oxybutynin XL 15 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M 017

Oxybutynin XL 5 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M 05

What are the possible side effects of oxybutynin (Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Urotrol)?

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

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

  • hot, dry skin and extreme thirst;
  • severe stomach pain or constipation;
  • blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
  • pain or burning when you urinate; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dry mouth;
  • dry eyes, blurred vision;
  • mild constipation;
  • diarrhea;
  • nausea, mild stomach pain or upset;
  • dizziness, drowsiness, weakness;
  • headache;
  • sleep problems; or
  • runny nose.

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 is the most important information I should know about oxybutynin (Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Urotrol)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to oxybutynin, or if you have untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), or if you are unable to urinate.

Before using oxybutynin, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, an enlarged prostate, myasthenia gravis, ulcerative colitis, a blockage in your stomach or intestines, or a stomach disorder such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or slow digestion.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Oxybutynin can decrease perspiration and you may be more prone to heat stroke.

This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

There are many other medicines that can interact with oxybutynin. 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. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor if you have serious side effects such as hot and dry skin, extreme thirst, severe stomach pain or constipation, pain or burning when you urinate, or if you stop urinating.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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