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Oxybutynin Chloride Description

Oxybutynin Chloride Description


Pronunciation : (ox i byoo' ti nin)

Trade Name(s) : Cystran, Noctorin, Oxybutin, Oxyspas, Tropan

Why it is prescribed: Oxybutynin is used to relieve urinary and bladder difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination.

When it is to be taken: Oxybutynin is usually taken two or three times a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part that you do not understand.

How it should be taken: Oxybutynin comes in the form of tablets and oral liquid. Your prescription label tells you how much to take at each dose. You may obtain a specially marked measuring spoon to be sure of an accurate dose of the liquid.

Special Instruction :
1. Oxybutynin can affect mental alertness and coordination. Do not drive a car or operate any dangerous machinery until you know how it affects you.
2. Keep all appointments with your doctor so that your response to Oxybutynin can be evaluated. Your doctor may discontinue this medication from time to time.
3. if you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if you remember a missed dose at the time you are scheduled to take the next one, take only the scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

Side Effects :
1. Dry mouth. Suck sugarless hard candies.
2. Sensitivity to bright light. Wear dark glasses. Blurred vision, dry eyes, decreased sweating, flushing, nausea, drowsiness. Contact your doctor if these effects persist or become severe.
3. Fever, fast pulse, heart palpitations, restlessness, seizures, difficulty urinating, hallucinations. Contact your doctor.

Other Precautions :
1. Alcoholic beverages may increase the drowsiness caused by oxybutynin.
2. Before taking oxybutynin, tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking.
3. Oxybutynin can affect certain medical conditions. Tell your doctor if you have heart, liver, kidney stomach, or intestinal disease; glaucoma; colitis; intestinal obstruction; an overactive thyroid or prostate gland; or myasthenia gravis.
4. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should inform their doctors before taking oxybutynin. Before surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist in charge that you are taking oxybutynin.
5. Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

Storage Conditions :
1. Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children.
2. Store it at room temperature.
3. Store the liquid away from direct sunlight.

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