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User Reviews for Oxybutynin

Also known as: Ditropan XL, Oxytrol, Oxytrol for Women Gelnique

Oxybutynin has an average rating of 6.6 out of 10 from a total of 408 ratings on Drugs.com. 54% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 25% reported a negative experience.

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Summary of Oxybutynin reviews 6.6 408 reviews

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Reviews for Oxybutynin

maro111 · July 29, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “Thank you so much to everyone who left a review for Oxybutynin for Hyperhidrosis. I have suffered from this awful condition for 20 years and never thought I would be free from it. The sweating has contributed, over the years, to me having panic attacks, developing OCD and left me on 3 different medications including an antipsychotic, a class c drug and an antidepressant. I have had numerous blood tests (checking Thyroid etc) and in the end the doctor put the sweating down to panic attacks. I read the reviews on here and asked my GP to prescribe Oxybutynin to see if it would work. From the first dose I noticed an improvement. I am on my 5th dose and the different in unbelievable. The sweating is all but gone. In normal conditions I don't sweat. When I am exercising I only sweat a little. I am so thankful for this medication and your reviews. Hyperhidrosis is a terrible condition that can ruin peoples lives and needs to be taken more seriously by medics. Thank you all!”

10 / 10
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FinallyDry · March 6, 2021

For Hyperhidrosis: “I am a 38 year old female & had suffered from excessive facial & underarm sweating since I was a teenager. I had tried everything imaginable to reduce sweating. The littlest bit of exertion & I'd be dripping in sweat, no matter the temperature. I couldn't even do simple things like get dressed/ready in the morning or go to the grocery store without dripping in sweat. People would constantly ask me if I was ok, thinking I was sick. I'd then sweat more just from worrying/being embarrassed about the sweating. I asked my doctor to try this medication due to everyone's reviews on here. He started me with 2.5mg 2x a day for 2 weeks. I didn't see any change and thought the same as I always do- nothing will help me. My doctor then raised the dose to 5mg 2x a day and I noticed a change that next day- I had gotten out of the shower, dressed, and blow-dryed my hair without a drip of sweat! I finally have my life back! I only hope that this review will help someone get help sooner than I did!”

10 / 10
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Ineedadoctor · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · September 10, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “Was put on oxybutynin for a 'short term solution' for urinary frequency. It took about 6 weeks to kick in which is ridiculously long but my goodness, when it did, it was a miracle! Was able to get a full night's sleep again, could go out and not worry about making sure there's a toilet nearby and best of all, I went from having bladder infections every 3-4 weeks to then only having one for the entire 6 months I was on the medication! Now here's the catch.. There's a component in this medication that's called anticholinergic which is found in antidepressants, epilepsy tablets, etc. My major side effect was that I had fallen into a deep depression, got help but nothing worked. Then I realised, it must be these tablets. So I took a risk and stopped them. Since then, I am my happy fun old self (but with an OAB...). So moral of my story is, please do look out for psychological side effects as well as your physical ones, it could save your life!”

7 / 10
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Ellie · Taken for less than 1 month · August 31, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “I am a 53 years old w/profuse sweating of the head, neck and chest area. Started the oxybutynin medication 3 days ago 5 mg twice a day and I have stopped sweating completely. What an amazing drug only side effect is dry mouth so far. 3 days and I am dry. I am so happy I could cry. I have my life back.”

10 / 10
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TKgreen9 · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 12, 2021

For Hyperhidrosis: “Hey guys I am 30 years old and I've had excessive sweating problems throughout all of high school and even before that. It led me to drinking because that's the only way I felt comfortable. Because of family genes and my life style I became an alcoholic. Now in recovery for two years and you know what I've been taking for two years..OXYBUTNIN I researched online, came across it and asked my doctor about it I was hesitant but after living my life not being comfortable with myself wasn't an option for me anymore anyway I took it and am taking it and it works like a miracle I"m telling you. I don't do these reviews thingies but if I knew about this back in high school maybe my life would've been a bit different, I don't know. But I'm happy and not excessively sweating so don't need to be anxious about that anymore so in life I say I'm winning right now :) try it you won't regret it I can almost promise you but every individual is different but do it. It changed my life for the better. Amen”

10 / 10
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Alexanderthegr88 · May 14, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “I suffered from nervous sweats, and also found out that when I worked out I would sweat way more than others, I know we have different sweat glands and levels of sweating but I would always be drenched and it seem a little to excessive. The nervous sweats would happen at what I would say times you would not like it to happen e.g. dinner parties, meeting new people. The annoying thing is that I'm not a nervous person in fact quite sociable it was like my body had a different reaction (sweating) to how I was actually feeling (confident, sociable, fine!) Since I've taken the medication its been a great success -no nervous sweats etc. even when I exercise my clothing isn't drenched, just what think it should look like in comparison to other people.I did have a very minor headache the first day I took the tablets but can't say it was due to the medication I've not experienced any other side effects but I hope this post is helpful to anyone that had been struggling.”

9 / 10
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Lenchik · Taken for less than 1 month · August 18, 2020

For Urinary Frequency: “After three weeks of taking it I’ve had every side effect that was listed on this medicine and no improvement at all. But the worst thing that happened was it ruined my eyes forever. Because it dried out everything in my body, 60% of my tear glands are damaged and there is no treatment for it. A blurry vision is listed as a side effect, but I have a pixilated vision from time to time and have a severe dry eye syndrome. Have to use moisturizing drops every 15-20 minutes now . I stopped taking it and would not recommend it to anyone.”

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alohasweaty · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · March 6, 2017

For Hyperhidrosis: “I suffer from cranial-facial hyperhidrosis. It is really bad, to the point it can look like I have sweat soaked hair and face. It's the worst indoors when I am shopping, walking around, work meetings, etc. Seriously, the most embarrassing and socially debilitating issue I have every experienced. I have gone to the dermatologist for Botox injections in my scalp several times and it works a little bit, but nothing great. After doing research, I decided I needed to try an oral medication. I am glad I did, Oxybutynin works really well for me, I am so happy. I usually need 5mg 3x daily to get through the day. I get dry mouth pretty bad, but gum or lozenge gets me through that problem pretty well.”

8 / 10
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T · Taken for less than 1 month · May 1, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “I also have been a terrible sweater, for years now my would sweat on my back, chest, face, even stomach. It was starting to effect my personal life as I was so hesitant just to hug people. I would always wear a fitted tank top to help from showing thru on my clothes. I always wore black just to hide it. I asked my PCP about this medication and as soon as I took it the next day 100% of a difference! Yes, the side affects are dry mouth and I notice my face seems to be on the drier side but I will take that ANY day over the sweating. I can’t wait until summer when I am out in the sun, that will be the real test, but so for I am so happy.”

9 / 10
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Denver · February 24, 2020

Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Frequency: “I have been on the patch for a month and am now very pleased with the results. The urgency was very annoying and affecting my work and my life. These reviews were all very helpful, and I referred back to them when I got depressed. My Dr. said to first try Kegels, or muscle exercises. Those weren’t the easiest to learn so I just skipped them and used the patch. I would have given it a 5 at that point, however, it was an improvement. The past 2 weeks I worked on the kegel exercises working from 2 seconds up to 10 seconds—10 reps, 3times a day and would now give the patch a 9. I believe the combination of the patch and exercises work best for me. As far as the sticky residue it far outweighs the problem. I agree with those that say 3 days works better than 4. This past week has been the best because I’ve only felt the urge when I needed to use the bathroom. These reviews have all been very helpful.”

9 / 10
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Dins · Taken for 2 to 5 years · February 22, 2019

Ditropan (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: “Was on them for almost 3 years. I had had my gall bladder removed 2 months beforehand. I then started taking Ditropan and got dry mouth, dry nose. I then started getting spasmodic stomach pains, nausea, occasional sickness, bloating and constipation. At its worst I had two admissions to hospital by ambulance and was put on a morphine drip. I saw my GP, I was referred to gastroenterologist and then on to a specialist. I had a scan, MRI scan and endoscopy as the medical “experts” thought it was gall bladder debris. Each time I asked if it could be any of the medication I was taking. Answer : No. I was concerned that this drug could be linked with dementia. Reading up on the side effects all my symptoms I was experiencing were exactly the same as listed. Since coming off these tablets the symptoms have stopped and I’ve taken great pleasure in informing the medics of the cessation of these symptoms.”

4 / 10
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Mduke · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 6, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “I was experiencing massive side effects of hyperhydrosis being on of 85 mg of methadone. I was prescribed 5mg oxybutynin 2 times a day and the 1st day all my symptoms of hyperhydrosis were completely gone. The only side effect I have experienced was dry mouth and now I'm about 40 days on it and its subsided quite a bit. It has been a wonder drug for me. Im very happy with it”

10 / 10
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Nee Nee #1 · March 3, 2016

Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Frequency: “Great product I have been on other drugs that gave me back side effects-rash, itching, dry mouth, constipation, headache, dizziness, back pain, etc. I urinate on average 20-40 times a day every approx 15-20 minutes, after using the patch I went as long as 2 hours without using restroom. my skin is irritated and red but better than spending my whole day in the bathroom. I cant believe my doctor didn't put me on this over the counter drug first before spending hundreds of dollars on prescription medications. I have suffered for over 30 yrs with the issue of urgency and frequency this is a miracle for me. Praise the LORD”

9 / 10
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MzDemeanor · Taken for less than 1 month · March 20, 2020

Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: “I'm so pleased with this product. Day one and no leakage. I feel normal again and like it's safe to date again at 53. Pads etc don't come even close to feeling like a safe solution. My panties are dry and smell fresh. What a relief.”

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Jonathan E. · Taken for less than 1 month · October 6, 2019

For Hyperhidrosis: “At 35 I have suffered my whole life with palmer, plantar and axillary sweating. Causing social anxiety from teasing, depression and ultimately turned me into a shut in. I didn't date as a teen or even in my 20's because I couldn't hold hands. I recently begged my doctor to do the surgery and then he casually mentions this medication. At first I was furious that all of the doctors I have had over the years have known about my issue and no one ever offered a prescription option. After starting it and having pretty good success I am still torn between anger and just extreme burden relief. Maybe I can try to make friends now because everyone knows making friends as an adult is easy. I feel like people should talk about this more because apparently it's pretty common. And maybe stop this before all of the emotional damage.”

8 / 10
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Truth · August 27, 2019

For Hyperhidrosis: “It all began in 6th grade. My feet, underarms and hands would sweat profusely. I had to put folded up paper or cloths under my palm when writing otherwise my paper was soaked. My armpits would sweat to my waist! Late teens the back of my legs and knees would sweat and soak through on chairs. In my mid 30's my crouch area would soak through my clothes. I couldn't wear sandles or my wet feet made me slip. I would have sweat stains through the sides of my shoes. I was always miserable!!!! I would sweat in cold weather and ice cold air conditioning. It had nothing to do with heat. I went on Oxybutinin in my late 40's, I am now 64. Oxybutinin saved my life!!!! I can wear what I want (no more black) and no longer feel the absolute complete misery as I did for decades. Yes, I get very dry mouth, but so what? Have water on hand, chew gum, buy dry mouth sprays. I am so happy I have Oxybutinin!”

10 / 10
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Lamiya p1971 · March 12, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence: “Hi I’m on the oxybutynin tablets 5mg I had a full hysterectomy in 2013 I’m 49 years old now and I’ve been on theses tablets now maybe two weeks now and I’m suffering severe mouth dryness It’s painful sticky and I’ve tried oral 7 for dry mouth and biotin dry mouth wash and sprays nothing works for it Appears it’s one cause from this tablets I can’t stop taking them as I can’t hold my bladder I’m a female and it’s embarrassing can anyone help me on ideas pls”

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Kay · Taken for less than 1 month · September 19, 2019

For Hyperhidrosis: “I’m a 19 year old female and I’ve had Hyperhidrosis since I can remember, it’s severely impacted my self esteem and quality of life. I’m not going to go on about how awful it was because if you have Hyperhidrosis you know exactly what I was feeling and the struggles I would go through just to complete day to day tasks. I’m writing this review because I swore if I ever found something that worked I’d spread the word, from reading other reviews on here it’s clear this medication doesn’t work for everyone but I’d just like to say it’s definitely worth a shot. I’ve only been on oxybutynin for a little over a week now and knock on wood but I haven't sweat in 4 days at all. I’m still in disbelief, I’m so thrilled I have my life back. Would 100% recommend. I do have dry mouth and eyes but oh wow what a small price to pay.”

10 / 10
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Toots · Taken for less than 1 month · March 12, 2021

For Hyperhidrosis: “Have had excessive sweating since puberty. Any change in outside temp on skin; exertion; stress ; etc. brings on large drop sweating thru out my hair, face and neck so bad that I look like I just came out of a shower w/ my clothes on except that the drops just keep on dropping. My Hyperhydrosis stems from: Thyroid Disease, Lupus, Type II Diabetes, hi-dose Prednisone, Fibromyalgia, Stenosis, severe Psyatica and extreme pain to name just a few of my ailments...But I live with these things - they're manageable. But the Sweating is horrendous. People kept asking me If I needed help cause I look like I'm having a heart attack. My Endo put me on Oxybutynin 5mg/2 day 3 wks ago and for the last 3 weeks I barely sweat. Now instead of sweating I'm crying tears of joy! Yes my side effects include dry mouth, skin, & eyes; dizziness; weakness; sleepiness; but all these are manageable. I can go out in public again! Get out amongst the living so to speak! Get Dry..Get Happy. Good Luck.”

9 / 10
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Tommy · Taken for less than 1 month · June 11, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “I've had hyperhidrosis for about 8 months. It's been gradually getting worse and worse. Btw, I'm 42 years old. The slightest heat like in a car or the slightest exertion even in the cold I am drenched in sweat on my chest, back head and groin. I started oxybutynin about 5 days ago. It seems to be working some what but definitely not a total fix. I am highly tolerant to medications. Possibly I need a little bit more than 5mg. Anyway hopefully it gradually gets better. Thanks for letting me share!”

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Bunny · Taken for 1 to 2 years · May 11, 2020

Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: “I have been on the Oxytrol Patch I find it a life changer. I don’t get that urge to pee every 20 mins and when I need to go and can hold without having to make an emergency dash to the loo. When I first started the backing was flexible and adhesive was strong. It would easy last up to 4 days if necessary. Lately I am finding the backing is not as flexible (crackly) and will come off in the shower. I shower daily so instead of 2 week I seem to be using 7 a week. Not very economical. I know the backing is different compared to what it used to be. Unfortunately you cannot contact the company to present this review.”

8 / 10
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Kiki n Milo · January 11, 2014

Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: “I have over active bladder and uncontrolable go! I bought Oxytrol over the counter two days after it became available without a prescription. It works so great immediately and is just amazing! A real miracle! They do have to do something to improve the patch. I move it around to avoid the red irritation. It doesn't stay on well. It's too crinkley and doesn't stick well. It comes loose when I bend, when my clothes rub, and in the shower. It needs to be softer like a blister band-aid or even plain old band-aid; a more rubber or fabric type patch. I love it but it feels like a waste of money when it won't stay on. I would give it a 10 if it was softer and stayed on!”

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Anonymous · February 22, 2019

For Hyperhidrosis: “I've suffered with focal sweating on head and face since the age of 14. Got considerably worse during the menopause. This medication has completely stopped it!!! ! I can't believe I didn't go to my gp before now. I used to think it was just me and it's just something you get used to. But don't suffer in silence. This drug really really works and has changed my life. Thank you science!”

10 / 10
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Pixie-McGee · Taken for 2 to 5 years · March 7, 2020

For Hyperhidrosis: “I've been on Methadone maintenance for 5 years. Shortly after starting quickly realized it was making me sweat profusely on my face and neck. The sweating would start if I exerted myself any amount or was in the smallest amount of heat. I read about methadone induced hyperhidrosis. And I tried the vitamins and other treatments. Nothing worked. ever. One day I came across a study that found Oxybutynin had a dramatic effect on some people's hyperhidrosis. So I said why not try it. I was absolutely shocked on the first day. I use the patches and a few hours after applying I was not sweating and I realized it while out in the heat of summer. I was so happy. I've been using them now for 2 years and I'll never stop. You can buy the patches at Walmart, RiteAid or on Amazon. The patches are Oxytrol. They stay on for 3 to 5 days.”

10 / 10
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Now sleeping · Taken for 1 to 2 years · June 28, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “I started taking oxybutynin a year-and-a-half ago. I was constantly getting up every hour all night long and getting very little sleep. I am now able to sleep 4 to 5 hours and not have to run the minute I wake up into the bathroom. It has been such a relief. The lack of sleep has been going on for 4 years and was just getting worse. Yes I do get a little bit of dry mouth, but some of my other medications have that same side effect so I just use Biotene to solve that problem. I wish I had known for years ago about this drug. Mine is a prescription in New York state and it is covered by Medicare and is very reasonable.”

10 / 10
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