I am a caregiver of a 91 year old lady. All of the recommended medications were not allowed to be prescribed because of her condition. I feel horrible for her because she can never get a good night's sleep. I would love to try this for her, but, didn't know if anyone knew about the glaucoma aspect. I plan on calling her doctor, but, figured I would ask. Thank you!
Here is what the literature says:
Who should not use Oxytrol?
Do not use Oxytrol if you have the following medical conditions:
Urinary retention. Your bladder does not empty or does not empty completely when you urinate.
Gastric retention. Your stomach empties slowly or incompletely after a meal.
Uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in your eye). Tell your doctor if you have glaucoma or a family history of glaucoma.
Allergy to oxybutynin or the inactive ingredients in Oxytrol. If you are allergic to oxybutynin or any of the ingredients in Oxytrol. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Oxytrol. If you have allergies to medical tape products or other skin patches, tell your doctor.
So it is contraindicated in uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma. many people who have glaucoma have primary open angle glaucoma. Your best bet would be to ask her eye Dr who cares for her glaucoma if she can go ahead and take the medication. It may be okay if she has a different type of glaucoma-there are a few different kinds that are all called "glaucoma" but they are a bit different in how they cause high pressure/tension in the eye.
- Oxytrol Information for Consumers
- Oxytrol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxytrol (detailed)
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