| ditropan Xl |
Ditropan Xl is used to treat an overactive bladder.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include restlessness, tremor, irritability, flushing, fever, nausea, vomiting, fast heartbeat, and slow breathing.
Ditropan XL (oxybutynin) 5 mg
Ditropan XL (oxybutynin) 15 mg
Ditropan XL Extended-Release
- Take this product by mouth with liquids, generally once daily, or as directed.
- Swallow the tablet whole; do not chew, crush or divide the tablet.
- Your dosage will be adjusted based on your response and any drug side effects.
- Dry mouth or eyes, headache, constipation, nausea, or drowsiness may occur.
- If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
- To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute.
- Report promptly: weakness, dizziness, vision problems, symptoms of urinary infection (e.g., urinary burning, urgent or frequent urination).
- Unlikely but report promptly: eye pain, problems urinating, severe stomach pain, chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, mental/mood changes, flushing, hot or dry skin.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Ditropan Xl, seek immediate medical attention.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies, urinary problems (such as urinary retention, prostate enlargement in males), stomach/intestinal disorders (e.g., gastric gastric retention, ulcerative colitis), heartburn (gastric reflux), glaucoma (narrow angle), overactive thyroid, muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), heart problems, liver problems, kidney disease.
- Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate certain side effects of Ditropan Xl.
- Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring mental alertness (e.g., driving).
- Ditropan Xl reduces sweating which can lead to heat stroke in hot weather or saunas.
- Avoid strenuous activity in hot weather.
- Use with caution in the elderly, who may be more sensitive to side effects of Ditropan Xl.
- Use with extreme caution in young children, who may be more sensitive to side effects of Ditropan Xl.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Ditropan Xl.
- It is not known whether Ditropan Xl is excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
- If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not double the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: bisphosphonate drugs (e.g., alendronate, etidronate), macrolide antibiotics (e.g., erythromycin, clarithromycin, azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole, itraconazole, miconazole), anti-Parkinson s drugs (e.g., benztropine, trihexyphenidyl), digoxin, anticholinergic drugs (e.g., scopolamine, dicyclomine, tolterodine).
- Also report other drugs which may cause drowsiness, such as: anti-anxiety or anti-seizure drugs, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, amitriptyline), muscle relaxants, certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine) including those found in cough-and-cold products.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.