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LYRINEL XL 5MG PROLONGED-RELEASE TABLETS

Active substance(s): OXYBUTYNIN HYDROCHLORIDE

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THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

This product is known as the above name but will be referred to as Lyrinel XL throughout this leaflet. Other strengths (10mg and
15mg) are also available.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are
the same as yours.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
See section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Lyrinel XL is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Lyrinel XL
3. How to take Lyrinel XL
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Lyrinel XL
6. Contents of the pack and other information

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Lyrinel XL works by relaxing your bladder muscles. It also stops bladder contractions and delays the desire to pass urine (water).
Your tablets are made in a 'prolonged release' form. The tablets are coated with a ‘special membrane’, which slowly release the
medicine. This membrane may pass through your body unchanged. This does not affect the way the medicine works.
Lyrinel XL can be used:
• To help adults control when and how often they pass urine
• In children 5 years or older to treat:
- Loss of control in passing urine (urinary incontinence)
- Increased need or urgency to pass urine
- Night time bedwetting, when other treatments have not worked.
If your symptoms do not improve after 7 days talk to your doctor.
You must talk to a doctor if at any time your symptoms worsen.

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Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Lyrinel XL
• if you are elderly and frail (weak or in poor health) as you may be more sensitive to Lyrinel XL
• if you have a problem with your gut (stomach or intestine)
• if you have hiatal hernia, reflux disease (GERD) or heart burn
• if you at taking medicines to treat osteoporosis (drugs known as bisphosphonates)
• if you have kidney or liver problems
• if you have a problem called ‘bladder outflow obstruction’ which makes it difficult to pass urine
• if you have a urinary tract infection
• if you have an overactive thyroid
• if you have heart problems
• if you have high blood pressure
• if you have prostate problems
• if you have something called ‘dementia’ (memory loss and confusion) and are being treated for it with a certain type of
medicine, such as donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine or tacrine
• if you have Parkinson’s disease
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking Lyrinel XL.

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Hot weather or fever
Care must be taken when using Lyrinel XL in hot weather or in people with a fever.
This is because Lyrinel XL reduces the amount a person sweats. This can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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Other medicines and Lyrinel XL
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes medicines
obtained without a prescription, and herbal therapies. This is because Lyrinel XL can affect the way some other medicines work.
Also, some other medicines can affect the way Lyrinel XL works.

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Children
Lyrinel XL is not recommended in children under 5 years of age.

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2. What you need to know before you take Lyrinel XL
Do not take Lyrinel XL:
• If you are allergic to oxybutynin hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
• If you have raised pressure in your eye (glaucoma)
• If you have a muscle weakness problem called ‘myasthenia gravis’
• If you have a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder (urinary retention)
• If you have a problem with your gut (stomach or intestine) called ‘toxic megacolon’, ‘paralytic ileus’ or ‘intestinal atony’.
These are when your gut is blocked, perforated or not working properly
• If you have a severe form of condition known as ‘ulcerative colitis’. This is a disease that causes frequent diarrhoea
• If you have heart or kidney failure and need to pass urine more often than usual, especially at night
• If you have a blood problem called ‘porphyria’.
Do not use Lyrinel XL if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking
Lyrinel XL.

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1. What Lyrinel XL is and what it is used for
Lyrinel XL contains a medicine called oxybutynin hydrochloride. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘anticholinergics’ or
‘antispasmodics’.

In particular, tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
• For mental problems such as phenothiazines or butyrophenones and clozapine
• For depression called ‘tricyclic antidepressants’ (such as amitriptyline or desipramine)
• For Parkinson’s disease such as amantadine or levodopa
• For allergy called ‘antihistamines’ (such as chlorphenamine or diphenhydramine)
• For heart problems such as quinidine or digitalis
• For treating or preventing muscle spasms (antispasmodics such as diazepam)
• Used to thin your blood called dipyridamole
• Other anticholinergic medicines such as atropine for glaucoma or hyoscine for nausea
• For dementia such as donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine or tacrine
• Placed under the tongue to treat angina (sublingual nitrates)
• For fungal infections such as ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole
• Antibiotics called ‘macrolides’ (such as erythromycin)
• Domperidone and metoclopramide – used to stop you feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting).
• Medicines used to help empty the stomach and move foods through the gut (such as domperidone).
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking this medicine.
Driving and using machines
There have been reports of dizziness and blurred vision with the use of Lyrinel XL.
You should therefore be careful when driving, using machinery or performing other tasks that need full attention.
Lyrinel XL contains lactose
Lyrinel XL tablets contain lactose (0.03 mg), a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you cannot tolerate or digest
some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
3. How to take Lyrinel XL
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not
sure.






Lyrinel XL should be taken once daily
Take your medicine at the same time each day
Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water
Do not chew, break or crush the tablet
You can take your medicine with food or in between meals.

How much to take
Your doctor will decide what dose of medicine is best for you.

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LYRINEL® XL 5mg PROLONGED RELEASE TABLETS
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THE COLOURS SHOWN ON THIS PROOF ARE FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATION PURPOSES ONLY. THEY ARE NOT ACCURATE AND MUST NOT BE
USED AS A COLOUR MATCH FOR THE FINISHED JOB. PLEASE REFER TO THE PANTONE COLOUR GUIDES FOR ACCURATE COLOUR REFERENCES.

Use in adults
• The starting dose is normally one 5 mg tablet each day
• After at least one week, your doctor may increase your dose to 10 mg each day
• Your doctor may increase this to a maximum of 20 mg each day
• Your doctor will leave a gap of at least one week between changing the dose.
Use in children (over 5 years)
• The starting dose is normally one 5 mg tablet each day
• Your child’s doctor may increase the dose to a maximum of 15 mg each day.
If you take more Lyrinel XL than you should
If you think that you have taken too many tablets, tell a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Take
the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. You may experience symptoms starting as
restlessness and excitement, and worsening to circulation changes such as flushing or drop in blood pressure, difficulty breathing,
being unable to move your body and losing consciousness.
If you forget to take Lyrinel XL
• Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
• If you forget a dose, do not worry. Just skip that dose and take your next dose at the regular time.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side effects get serious or lasts longer than a few days:
Very common (affects 1 in 10 people or more)
• Dry mouth
This is more common at doses of more than 10 mg once a day and may lead to tooth decay, gum disease or fungal infection. This
may also prevent medicines you put under your tongue dissolving properly (such as angina medicines).

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Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
In the UK, you can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

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Constipation is a very common side effect in children. The following are common side effects in children: Loss of appetite,
diarrhoea, headache, problems sleeping, rash or itching, flushing.

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In Ireland, you can also report side effects directly via:
IMB Pharmacovigilance
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IRL - Dublin 2
Tel: +353 1 6764971 Fax: +353 1 6762517
Website: www.imb.ie
e-mail: imbpharmacovigilance@imb.ie
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Other side effects:
• Difficulty breathing due to a serious allergic reaction
• Psychological problems
• Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
• Anxiety
• Nightmares
• Paranoia
• Difficulty thinking, remembering information, or solving problems
• Dilated pupils
• High eye pressure
• Lack of sweating
• Heat stroke.

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Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
• Seeing or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations)
• Psychological problems, feeling agitated or confused, difficulty remembering
• Allergic reaction including hives or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
• Difficulty swallowing
• Thirst
• Loss of appetite, vomiting, frequent bowel movements
• High pressure and pain in the eyes (glaucoma), unable to tolerate light
• Nasal congestion, impairment of the voice, such as hoarseness
• Irregular heartbeat, racing heart
• High blood pressure
• Chest discomfort
• Retaining water
• Convulsions
• Flushing
• Falling
• Rash.

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Common (affects less than 1 in 10 people)
• Abnormal awareness of your heartbeat (palpitations)
• Blurred eyesight, dry eyes
• Constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, indigestion, stomach pain, change in the way things taste, feeling bloated (flatulence) or
heartburn
• Feeling tired
• Dry skin or itching
• Feeling dizzy or sleepy, having a headache, problems sleeping
• Pain passing urine, delay when starting to pass urine, feeling of incomplete emptying of your bladder, urinary tract infection
• Dry nose, dry or sore throat, cough.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.









5. How to store Lyrinel XL
Keep out of the sight and reach of children
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep the container tightly closed to protect from moisture.
Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the labelling. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not remove or swallow the sachet of granules in the bottle. This contains desiccant, which keeps your tablets dry.
If your tablets show any signs of discolouration or deterioration consult your pharmacist for advice.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Lyrinel XL contains
The active substance is oxybutynin hydrochloride.
Each prolonged-release tablet contains 5mg of oxybutynin hydrochloride.
Each round, yellow-coloured tablet is printed ‘5 XL’ with black ink and plain on the reverse.
Also contains: Butyhydroxytoluene (E321), cellulose acetate, hypromellose, macrogol 3350, magnesium stearate, polyethylene
oxide, sodium chloride, black iron oxide (E172), ferric oxide yellow (E172), macrogol 400, polysorbate 80, titanium dioxide (E171),
propylene glycol and lactose anhydrous.
Available in bottles containing 30 tablets.
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Manufactured by Alza Corporation, Mountain View, California, USA or Alza Corporation, Vacaville, California, USA. And procured
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Leaflet revision and issue date (Ref.) 28.10.2014
Lyrinel is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson.

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Stop taking Lyrinel XL and see a doctor or go to a hospital straight away if:
• You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a rash, hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria), difficulty
swallowing or breathing, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue
• You have central nervous system (CNS) effects (changes in thinking or emotions) such as anxiety, nervousness, seeing or
hearing things that are not actually there, and trouble thinking clearly or making decisions. Watch for these signs,
particularly in the first few months after you start taking your medicine or after an increase in dose.
• You have a sudden change in the clearness of your eyesight.

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4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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