Oxybutynin: The Treatment For Overactive Bladder!

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : August 3, 2022

Many adults, as well as children, are suffering from frequent urination nowadays and they are very disappointed with this problem, this generally happens due to the overactive bladder.

Side Effects And Uses Of Oxybutynin!

Oxybutynin supports people to overcome these kinds of problems. Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic. It is marketed under the name Ditropan XL. It has been developed at an FDA Approved Facility with a high level of safety. It is from a group of medicines called antispasmodics.

Oxybutynin The Treatment For Overactive Bladder

Uses Of Oxybutynin💊

Oxybutynin is a type of medication which specifically utilizes to treat overactive bladder problems. It supports to get relax of the muscles of the urinary bladder as well as stops urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination. It is also used to treat a neurologic conditions in children such as spina bifida. The people are being able to improve their quality of life which was affected by OAB with the support of this product. This product contains some inactive and active ingredients which can cause an allergic reaction or create other problems in the body so before its use you need to consult your doctor.

Side Effects

There are several side effects found some of them are difficulty in urination, Dry mouth, blurred vision, unusual taste in the mouth, drowsiness as well as dizziness. There may be a little bit of skin side effects may occur like rashes, itching/swelling, trouble breathing, etc. It causes decreased sweating just because this drug can increase the risk for heatstroke. This drug can create severe side effects for older age people like drowsiness and confusion which can increase the risk of falling. If you are suffering from any disease or a medical issue then you must consult your doctor before using this drug.

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All You Need To Know About The Oxybutynin💊

Oxybutynin comes in the form of a tablet, syrup, and an extended-release tablet. If you are using a tablet or syrup then you can usually take it two to three times a day and if you are using an extended-release tablet then you have to take it one time a day with or without food. However, most doctors suggest that you should have taken it with food or milk to reduce stomach upsets.

Children under the age of 6 years and above can also use this tablet. Pregnant women must consult with their doctor before the use of this drug. You can store this drug in a closed container at room temperature away from moisture and light. Moreover, you are suggested to keep away this medication from kids and pets. This drug is not recommended for children which are below 6 years.

Your doctor can prescribe you a low dose of oxybutynin initially and gradually increase your dose, not more than once every week.

Oxybutynin may control your symptoms but will not make your condition perfect well. Do not stop taking oxybutynin without consulting your doctor.

You may observe some progress in your symptoms within the first 2 weeks of your treatment. Nevertheless, it may take 6–8 weeks to experience the full benefit of oxybutynin. If you don’t feel any improvement in your symptoms within 8 weeks then you should consult your doctor.

Final Words

Problems in urination can affect your overall health and can cause many serious issues in the future. Doctors generally prescribe oxybutynin to people because its benefits are much more than the risk of side effects. You should avoid alcohol when you are using this drug. It is a safe drug and can be used according to the instruction of your doctor. It supports your bladder muscle and keeps you calm which gives you confidence and boosts your energy.


🔹Medline Plus(2021): Drugs,herbs and supplements,oxybutynin(Available Online): https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682141.html

🔹National Library Of Medicine(2022): oxybutynin(Available Online): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499985/

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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