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This medication is used to treat an overactive bladder. Oxybutynin improves your ability to control your urination by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom. This medication belongs to the class of drugs known as antispasmodics.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using oxybutynin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Wash your hands and the area of skin where the gel will be applied with a mild soap and water. Allow the area to dry completely before applying.
Apply the gel from 1 packet (about the size of a nickel) as directed to an area of skin on the shoulders/upper arms, abdomen, or thigh usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not apply the gel to open sores, areas with a rash, recently shaved, irritated, or oily skin, or to where lotions or powders have been applied. Gently rub into your skin until it dries. Do not continue rubbing after the gel has dried. This medication may be used before or after applying sunscreen.
Oxybutynin gel is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting the gel in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying this medication. If the gel gets in your eyes, rinse your eyes immediately with warm, clean water. Discard the used packet safely away from children and pets.
Apply the gel to a different area of skin with each dose. This will decrease skin reactions.
Allow this medication to dry completely on the skin before getting dressed. Cover the area to prevent spreading the medication through skin contact. If contact occurs, immediately wash the area with soap and water. After applying the gel, wait 1 hour before exercising, bathing, showering, swimming, or getting the application area wet to make sure all the drug is absorbed. This medication contains alcohol. Avoid smoking and open flame until the gel has dried.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Before using oxybutynin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blockage/slowed movement of the stomach/intestines (such as severe constipation, gastric retention, paralytic ileus), stomach/intestinal disease (such as acid reflux, hiatal hernia, ulcerative colitis), problems emptying your bladder (such as urinary retention, obstruction, enlarged prostate), certain eye problem (glaucoma), liver disease, kidney disease, certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).
This drug may make you dizzy, drowsy, or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication can cause decreased sweating. Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, saunas, or during exercise or other strenuous activities since heatstroke may occur.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk and the effect on a nursing infant is unknown. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Skin redness/itching/swelling at the application site, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision may occur.
To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use a saliva substitute.
To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated, consult your pharmacist for help in choosing a laxative (such as a stimulant-type with stool softener).
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: difficulty urinating, signs of kidney infection (such as burning/painful/frequent urination, lower back pain).
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: signs of stomach/intestinal blockage (such as severe stomach pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, severe constipation).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.