I have neuropathy in my feet and do have some balance problems but am otherwise healthy except for need for something for bladder problems. I have had 2 bladder surgeries but the results were temporary, thus the incontinance. At this time I do use heavy duty Poise pads, even with the meds. My dr put me on Meyerbitriq (sp?) but I am about to go into the gap and cannot afford it at that point.
See if you can get help from the manufacturer of myrbetriq.
Here is the statement from the literature. It looks like the only reason is because it hasn't been tested in older people. I know that I've given it to many older people, I worked in a nursing home for quite a while.
Clinical studies of oxybutynin chloride did not include sufficient numbers of subjects age 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between healthy elderly and younger patients; however, a lower initial starting dose of 2.5 mg given 2 or 3 times a day has been recommended for the frail elderly due to a prolongation of the elimination half-life from 2–3 hours to 5 hours.2,3,4 In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.
Personally I want to strangle the person who dreamt up the donut hole.
- Oxybutynin Information for Consumers
- Oxybutynin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxybutynin (detailed)
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