Also known as: Anturol, Ditropan, Ditropan XL, Gelnique, Oxytrol, Oxytrol for Women, Urotrol
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Review by Overactive Angie (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I was worried the patch would be intrusive, but once I put it on, the only thing I noticed was my reduced need to go to the bathroom. I didn't experience any other side effects.
Ditropan (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: It definitely helps with "urgency" - I can now hang on for a while (up to an hour), whereas before I had to go immediately. My main concern with it is a feeling of vagueness and slight difficulty focusing mentally, starting around an hour after I take it and lasting 2-3 hours. It seems to be increasing. I am concerned enough about this that I am considering stopping Ditropan. Another side effect is a dry mouth. I need to have frequent sips of water, and the dryness wakes me up 2-3 times a night.
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Review by deaddolly (taken for less than 1 month):
Gelnique (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: This is the third medicine I've tried. You rub it into your thigh or arm area (I couldn't do arms because I have tattoos and was told not to because of that.). It takes awhile to dry and is sticky. I was paranoid one of my dogs would get it on their skin, as they are always on my lap. One a scale of 1 to 10 if 10 is perfect, I would give this a 4. It worked a little, enough to notice, but not enough to be happy. I did not like applying it at all.
I am now on Santura and love it. See my review of that medicine. Good luck!
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oxybutynin for Urinary Incontinence: My daughter started taking this medication because she was having urinary incontinence and over active bladder symptoms during the day time. She wouldn't know when she had to use the restroom (couldn't feel the urge or full bladder feeling when she had to pee and would wet herself). Very embarrassing for a pre-teen girl! Once she was taking this medication (5mL once a day) it seemed to help her greatly, no more accidents. Then Dr said we could start weening her down on her dose, and even skipping a day in between if my daughter felt comfortable with doing so. Accidents came back on every single "weening" regime. Side effect for our daughter (now 12yrs old) is she has memory loss on this medicine, to the point that this medicine is just not worth it.
Gelnique (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: Used it for 1.5 months. Worked to a limit. Its the 4th medicine I tried in about 6 years. Moving to something else next week. If it does not work Dr. told me Botox is it.
oxybutynin for Overactive Bladder: I'm 21 and unfortunately have had this condition for awhile but just recently seeked treatment for it. This is the only medication I have tried so far but it is pretty decent and helps the majority of the time. I really have no side efffects except occasionally dry mouth. It also cause constipation so I also have to take laxatives on the side. Overall, I have had no problems on it.
Ditropan (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: Using for bladder problems (inflexible bladder muscles). Lengthens the time between needing to go and stops the spasms while trying to hold on. Only the maximum dose really does much. Makes me drowsy and makes my mouth so dry it gets sore. It's better than nothing at all.
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oxybutynin for Overactive Bladder: The daily use of Oxybutynin has worked wonderfully for me. I have not experienced any side effects what-so-ever. I would say that it has stopped at least 98% of my bladder spasms. Reducing the "constant" urge to go "all" the time to almost never.
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Gelnique (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I just started the Gel, which I choose because it does not cause high blood pressure and I did not want to take any more pills. So far so good. If you follow the directions, and rub the gel in until your skin is dry, there is no sticky residue. I then just put regular cream over the sight. I'm currently having some stomach cramping but I'm not sure if it is because of the medicine.
Ditropan (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: My son is 11 years old. He has had urinary incontinence all his life and a doctor at children's hospital in Cincinnati Ohio found this problem. He is having him try oxybutynin cl ER 5 mg and there is no more running and not making it. He has had a little dry mouth but not complaining. Thank you for this new medicine.
oxybutynin for Overactive Bladder: From day 2 of taking this medication I suffered all the major side effects you are told about plus the ones you have to search for, the worst being a permanent headache and wanting to sleep constantly. After 2 weeks of use my pharmacist told me to stop taking the tablets, this was over a week ago and the side effects still persist, have had to visit my doctor who doesn't know the half life of this medicine (it was prescribed by my surgeon). I have had to have blood and urine tests and won't know what damage has been done until I get the results back. I can't even drive until the symptoms settle.
oxybutynin for Hyperhidrosis: I started using this on September 2010, and it has been the solution I thought I'd never find. Over sweating even during winter, was such a embarrassing thing in public situations, sweaty palms, on my face and on other areas of my body. Yes, there are side effects, it makes my mouth and other areas including my skin very dry. I increase my liquid intake, and chew a gum now and then to counteract the total dryness. Along with using a regular lotion like cocoa butter before bed. It also causes a bit of dizziness and zombie like feeling which taking a 2x 5mg begins about an hour after. To overcome this I just time it into my schedule where I don't anticipate doing anything of significant or demanding. This will probably sound strange to someone who does not suffer from over sweating, but for those that do, it is a worthy sacrifice.
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Gelnique (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: Gelnique was the second medicine I tried for overactive bladder. It worked fine for my problem, but it takes a bit for it to soak in after you rub it on your skin. It leaves a sticky residue which makes your clothes stick to the area. It is also very drying to the skin. I have very dry skin and my dermatologist gave me prescriptions for moisture barriers, so Gelnique was not a good option for me.
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Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: I've had incontinence for some time, but it got to where the urge would hit so hard that I couldn't move until the urge passed and I could get to the bathroom. I went to the doctor and she put me on Oxybutynin. It may be all in my head but I swear only one 5mg. pill already has worked. I didn't have that extreme urge when I got up from a nap, like I did before. I still had the urge but not as severe. Time will tell.
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Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: For two years urologists tried six different pill-form medications to try to help me with my 24/7 discomfort, pain, bladder spasms and need to use the bathroom a dozen or more times daily. It was horror, and nothing came close to helping until I was finally given the Oxytrol patch. Over a period of less than one week, it was as if my life was given back to me. Period. I was able to visit places without stopping to "go" continually; again we enjoyed marital intimacy; and I no longer went sleepless or suffered terrible pain-- or a single side-effect. Thank you for your joint efforts in the launch of this medication. You have given many back a Life. I will be glad to boast your praises anytime, anywhere--for free.
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