What are the side effects of oxybutynin?

Common side effects of oxybutynin

  • dry mouth.
  • headache.
  • feeling dizzy, sleepy, or a spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • diarrhoea or being sick (vomiting)
  • constipation.
  • farting and burping (wind)
  • stomach pain.
  • dry eyes.

What conditions is oxybutynin not given?

DITROPAN XL® is contraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention and other severe decreased gastrointestinal motility conditions, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.

What drugs interact with oxybutynin?

Some products that may interact with this drug include: pramlintide, drugs that can irritate the esophagus/stomach (such as potassium tablets/capsules, oral bisphosphonates including alendronate, etidronate), drugs that can cause dry mouth and constipation (including anticholinergic medications such as atropine/ …

What is the common name for oxybutynin?

BRAND NAME(S): Ditropan. USES: Oxybutynin is used to treat certain bladder and urinary conditions (e.g., overactive bladder). It relaxes the muscles in the bladder to help decrease problems of urgency and frequent urination. Oxybutynin belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics.

Is oxybutynin a high risk medication?

Research suggests that one of the most popular OAB medications, oxybutynin, may harm brain health and increase dementia risk. OAB is a combination of urinary tract symptoms including frequent urination and the inability to control urination.

Can oxybutynin make you pee more?

Oxybutynin is used to treat overactive bladder. Symptoms of this condition can include: urinating more often than usual.

How long can I take oxybutynin?

Do not stop taking oxybutynin without talking to your doctor. You may notice some improvement in your symptoms within the first 2 weeks of your treatment. However, it may take 6–8 weeks to experience the full benefit of oxybutynin. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve at all within 8 weeks.