Also known as: Anturol, Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Gelnique, Oxytrol, Oxytrol for Women, Urotrol
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Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: I am 23 years old and dealing with a couple types of incontinence. Before I talked to my doctor about it I came across these in my grocery store. I bought them on a whim and tried them out. It works really well, no more leaking or stress incontinence. Within 12 hours I was no longer running to the bathroom. The only side effect I have is some constipation. A change in diet and laxatives seem to help. The patch is rather uncomfortable at times but I'm still experimenting with placement. I change it every 4 or 5 days because the adhesive comes off after a while, usually in the shower. I'd like to see a better material but I'm content for now. It's a lot better than taking a pill every day.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I LOVE THIS. IT HAS HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO PEOPLE everywhere. Remember everyone is different so it may not help some and it may help some but as for me it does work.
Review by BryteEyez (taken for less than 1 month):
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: After seeing a commercial for Oxytrol, I knew I had to give it a shot. I have had numerous occurances that if I had not been wearing a Depends I would have had a very embarrassing situation.
I noticed a difference the very FIRST day. No sudden urges and no accidents ( or NEAR accidents).
I have gotten my life back! I want to shout it from the rooftops! Very, very happy with this product! So thankful it is now over the counter!
I have read reviews about people saying the patch left adhesive residue, I've had no such problem. Also have not had it come off in the shower or pool. I think it might be improved if the patch were a bit rubbery, say something along the lines of a blister band aide.
oxybutynin for Overactive Bladder: I bought it on a Thursday evening and applied my first patch Friday morning following my shower. I wore a depends that day also, not knowing how quickly or well the patch would work. I noticed a difference the same day! Now, one week into it I want to shout it from the mountain tops! No more embarrassing leakage, no more "accidents" and I forsee no more purchasing of Depends.
Forever grateful for this product and for it now being OTC! Can't thank them enough.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: Been wearing the patches for a week now. I can tell a difference. The urge to use the bathroom greatly decreased. So glad they are OTC! The only problem i have is when I remove the patch it leaves adhesive on the skin, its hard to get off. And waterproof would be better. Maybe they will update them sooner or later. But def recommended
18 users found this comment helpful.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I want to thank Merck and it's scientist that developed this patch and I am so glad it is Over the Counter now. I have worn the patch for one month now. I am on my second box and will be purchasing a third a forth and so on..... Oxytrol has changed my life back to normal. No standing up and urine flowing out uncontrollably anymore. No more 12-15 trips to the bathroom a day. I travel and now I can drive for 2-3 hours at a time without stopping for a bathroom. Now I change the patch on day 4. I did try to hold out for the 4th night and while i did not have the urgency problem I did have to urinate more frequently than if I go four days and three nights. The adhesive problems and the crinkling I DON'T CARE better then a diaper.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Review by So Pleased (taken for less than 1 month):
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: The oxytrol patch is a life changer for me. I was up to the highest poise product short of a brief and keeping extra clothes at work. I am 57. I woke up the first morning after applying the patch the evening before and knew this was the answer for me. I was able to calmly WALK to the bathroom, only feeling a slight bladder fullness, and not the desperate 'its to late' urgency. All day now I can walk calmly to the bathroom, and only feel the slight bladder fullness when needing to go. i can't remember feeling this way in a long, long time. I have not had a single 'leak' or urgency feeling while wearing the patch. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Review by sweaty and cant stand it (taken for less than 1 month):
oxybutynin for Hyperhidrosis: I just got put on this at a 5 mg 3x a day and today was my first dose I pray this is the answer cause feeling sweaty and there's nothing you can do to stop makes me feel nasty I cant even stand for my Husband to hug or touch me and god forbid I go into a public place it's embarrassing I read the success stories and I hope it works for me like them ! Thank you all for your input
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I used 4 patches in 4 days because each morning when I got in the shower the patch came off. That was a cost of $4 a day since I had paid $16 for the box. I called Merck (manufactures product) and was told they would send me a coupon or another box of patches. That was 4 weeks ago and nothing yet. But I have decided not to use the product or recommend it to anyone.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Oxytrol for Women (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I bought Oxtrol for the first time on a Monday and put the patch on that evening. After 2 hours it started to suppress the urge to urinate and I noticed the difference. The next day after about wearing it for 16 hours so far it was working full force! This is my full second day of wearing the 4 day patch and I am back to normal! I have not experienced any side effects and have only great things to say about Oxytrol thus far. I can now meet with clients in confidence and not have to worry that if I sneeze or cough that i will wet myself.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: Drug works but the patch is horrible. It is plastic and wrinkles up. The edges don't adhere well so the patch is always sticking to my clothes. I hope they fix this issue. If they do I will buy again but for now I'm going to save my money.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Elizabeth A M (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
oxybutynin for Overactive Bladder: Love it! Immediate relief! I take 10mg of Oxybutynin every morning and it gets me through the day. I've been on this approx a year and don't feel I have any side effects. I should ask my husband if he notices any differences in me.. more forgetful, etc. Maybe some dry mouth but nothing I can't live with. Sips of water help that. I feel like I have my life again :) I have noticed that I now can't go through the night without an accident so I need to ask my Dr. if I can take some in the late afternoon to get me through the night. Overall... love it!!
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I had a sling a few years ago for stress incontinence (that I have had since I was a kid), but it didn't do anything for the overactive bladder, obviously. I tried the patch and within 24 hours, there was a huge difference. However, the patch does not stick well. The adhesive on the edges of the patch is not good. While it does not come off, it does crinkle and wrinkle and one was clearly not adhering much at all and I doubt much medicine was delivered, which was why it did not work that day. The medicine is great, but they need to improve the actual patch.
28 users found this comment helpful.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: ABSOLUTELY THRILLED. I'M AMAZED.
I just turned 52-YO but have suffered from incontinence for the last few years and seem to go through 2 to 3 "super-plus" Poise or Tena each day, plus one at night.
I saw an ad on TV yesterday for Oxytrol and bought a 4-pack ($16.99) on my lunch hour and put one on about 1:15pm.
And while certainly NOT recommended for someone with my condition, my co-workers and I go out on Mondays for a few cocktails and I always make sure I have extra 'pads' in my purse.
We're talking LESS THAN 5-HOURS and a few Miller Lites, I stayed totally dry and only leaked when I was just about to sit down on the toilet. THAT IS A MIRACLE.
36 users found this comment helpful.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I have had the patch on for 24 hours, don't even know it is there. I CANNOT believe it's effectiveness. The CONSTANT urge to urinate is GONE! I have NO feeling that I will have an accident and I DON'T have to visit the bathroom constantly to make sure my bladder is empty! My bladder actually feels CALM. All other methods I have tried were failures right from the onset of use.
50 users found this comment helpful.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I have had the Oxytrol patch on for only about 24 hours and understand that it takes between 24 and 48 hours to notice any improvement, so I have noticed no improvement yet. It does not stick well and I have had to put adhesive tape around the edges of the patch to keep it on. I don't know if I picked a bad spot (middle of my stomach) but certain ways it turn, it seems to pinch. I used nicotine patches years ago and it seems that if these patches were smaller and less rigid, they might adhere a little better. I like the idea of a patch lasting 3-4 days, but I would prefer using one smaller patch a day if they stuck to the skin better.
29 users found this comment helpful.
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: What a difference the Oxytrol patch has made in my life. I was having to go to the bathroom 10 to 12 times in an afternoon. Since using the patches, I only go about 4 times. I have had no side effects.
45 users found this comment helpful.
oxybutynin for Overactive Bladder: First day on Oxybutynin and the urge to urinate every 1 to 5 minutes is gone. Lately it had gotten so bad that I almost wet myself inside a movie theater. I had to run out of the theater, without being able to tell my date where I was running to. I've had this problem for years, but no more with Oxy. My problem slowly progressed to a near incontinence. I have previously tried Detro LA, but had serious side-effects and had to quit that one. With Oxybutynin, I still don't have any side-effects. I feel great, sharp and able to concentrate, so far.
23 users found this comment helpful.
oxybutynin for Urinary Incontinence: I rated this a 7 because it is working but not 100%. For the last 5 or 6 days I notice I have a problem swallowing. The food feels like it gets stuck in my throat and it hurts as it goes down and then I get the hiccups. This started about 4 or 5 days after I started the medicine.
11 users found this comment helpful.
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