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User Reviews for Oxytrol

Oxytrol has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 74 ratings on Drugs.com. 58% of those users who reviewed Oxytrol reported a positive effect, while 14% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urinary Frequency  
7.0
56 reviews 19 medications
Urinary Incontinence  
8.4
18 reviews 49 medications
Summary of Oxytrol reviews 7.3 74 reviews

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Reviews for Oxytrol

Ken · Taken for less than 1 month May 11, 2021

For Urinary Frequency: “In less than 48 hours I developed extreme itching, redness and blistering under the patch. I removed the patch and there were large water blisters underneath. So, obviously I discontinued using the patches. Out of 32.00 bucks.”

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Rae · Taken for less than 1 month January 7, 2021

For Urinary Frequency: “I just started 3 days ago and I'm in LOVE!! I used to wake up every 2 hrs to pee now once a night!! Such a life changer!!”

10 / 10
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Petal · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2020

For Urinary Frequency: “Has not made any difference if anything has made it worse”

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

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.”

10 / 10
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Bunny · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 11, 2020

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

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!”

7 / 10
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Nee Nee #1 March 3, 2016

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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Denver February 24, 2020

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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Drew352 November 3, 2014

For Urinary Incontinence: “I recently started using the patch. I have had to wear a pad everyday prior to using it. I'm only on day 6, second patch, and I feel like my life has changed. I can walk, exercise, even sneeze and have no problem. I was concerned about the adhesive because I have allergies and sensitive skin, but I haven't had an issue. I place the patch on my lower abdomen off to the side. I removed the excess adhesive with baby oil and q-tips. It came right off. I'll definitely keep using this product.”

10 / 10
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Nikkirose · Taken for less than 1 month July 24, 2020

For Urinary Frequency: “The Oxytrol does help for the urinary frequency but I am disappointed in the quality of the patch. The patch doesn't stay on for the full 4 days and it is NOT waterproof it says it is but its not I've tried taking a shower with it on and it came off. So, I'm done using them I tried 1 box of the patches and I'm not wasting anymore money on a low quality patch that doesn't even stay on like its supposed to. Very very disappointed wasted money.”

4 / 10
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BryteEyez · Taken for less than 1 month November 30, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “After seeing a commercial for Oxytrol, I knew I had to give it a shot. I have had numerous occurances that if I had not been wearing a Depends I would have had a very embarrassing situation. I noticed a difference the very FIRST day. No sudden urges and no accidents ( or NEAR accidents). I have gotten my life back! I want to shout it from the rooftops! Very, very happy with this product! So thankful it is now over the counter! I have read reviews about people saying the patch left adhesive residue, I've had no such problem. Also have not had it come off in the shower or pool. I think it might be improved if the patch were a bit rubbery, say something along the lines of a blister band aide.”

10 / 10
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So Pleased · Taken for less than 1 month November 1, 2013

For Urinary Incontinence: “The oxytrol patch is a life changer for me. I was up to the highest poise product short of a brief and keeping extra clothes at work. I am 57. I woke up the first morning after applying the patch the evening before and knew this was the answer for me. I was able to calmly WALK to the bathroom, only feeling a slight bladder fullness, and not the desperate 'its to late' urgency. All day now I can walk calmly to the bathroom, and only feel the slight bladder fullness when needing to go. i can't remember feeling this way in a long, long time. I have not had a single 'leak' or urgency feeling while wearing the patch. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”

10 / 10
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Patt Bush October 3, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “I have had the patch on for 24 hours, don't even know it is there. I CANNOT believe it's effectiveness. The CONSTANT urge to urinate is GONE! I have NO feeling that I will have an accident and I DON'T have to visit the bathroom constantly to make sure my bladder is empty! My bladder actually feels CALM. All other methods I have tried were failures right from the onset of use. ”

10 / 10
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skh4you · Taken for less than 1 month September 24, 2014

For Urinary Frequency: “For me, it took two patches but on the fifth day, they really started working! I am 63 and have had trouble with overactive bladder for the past ten years, off and on. It gets worse depending on what I ingest food and medication wise. I am now in the bathroom every couple of hours instead of every half hour and always feeling the urge like I was. It's wonderful. Thanks for this product!”

10 / 10
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Alxx · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 6, 2016

For Urinary Frequency: “Okay. I've been using this for a few months now and it's changed everything for me. It started working right away for me - I went to dinner with friends on the second night I had this on, and didn't have to go to the restroom once. Then. I walked around a park for awhile with no urge. I got home before I even had to pee. AND I DRANK BOTH WATER AND COLA! at the restaurant. I notice it starts to lose its effectiveness over time, sometimes well before the 4 days. Not sure if that's because of the chosen locations or what. Now and then I take a week long break altogether... Then try again and it works again. I guess I build up resistance over time and it needs to be reset. I use a waterproof bandage adhesive over top the patch to keep it on.”

9 / 10
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caren4u · Taken for less than 1 month January 1, 2017

For Urinary Frequency: “This is my first day of using Oxytrol...Amazing ....there is no comparison in the difference...I have not had urgency, leakage, or inability to control....I will continue to buy this product. I tried Azo...and it did not help at all....I am more than pleased with the Oxytrol....”

10 / 10
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Bobbi C February 7, 2011

For Urinary Frequency: “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.”

10 / 10
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Theresa S · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 8, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “I want to thank Merck and it's scientist that developed this patch and I am so glad it is Over the Counter now. I have worn the patch for one month now. I am on my second box and will be purchasing a third a forth and so on..... Oxytrol has changed my life back to normal. No standing up and urine flowing out uncontrollably anymore. No more 12-15 trips to the bathroom a day. I travel and now I can drive for 2-3 hours at a time without stopping for a bathroom. Now I change the patch on day 4. I did try to hold out for the 4th night and while i did not have the urgency problem I did have to urinate more frequently than if I go four days and three nights. The adhesive problems and the crinkling I DON'T CARE better then a diaper.”

10 / 10
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Dalmeny · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 23, 2019

For Urinary Incontinence: “Whilst my problem is not major I did have issues with the patch staying on and the sticky black residue when I took it off. The patch would only stay on for about 24 hours. I haven't had any side effects. I found a solution for the patches coming off etc. - use an alcohol wipe to clean the skin, leave the skin to dry then put the patch on, then cover it with a patch of Elastoplast Elastowrap (or similar) bigger that the actual patch (about the size of the Oxytrol packaging) - I cut mine from the roll and make sure you cut the corners to make a curve. I when my patch is due to come off I take my patch off whilst in the shower with the water spraying on the area as this reduces the redness left by the patch. I found this out by trial and error, and hope this helps you.”

7 / 10
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Detroit Anonymous December 3, 2013

For Urinary Incontinence: “I am 23 years old and dealing with a couple types of incontinence. Before I talked to my doctor about it I came across these in my grocery store. I bought them on a whim and tried them out. It works really well, no more leaking or stress incontinence. Within 12 hours I was no longer running to the bathroom. The only side effect I have is some constipation. A change in diet and laxatives seem to help. The patch is rather uncomfortable at times but I'm still experimenting with placement. I change it every 4 or 5 days because the adhesive comes off after a while, usually in the shower. I'd like to see a better material but I'm content for now. It's a lot better than taking a pill every day.”

8 / 10
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ClaraKelly May 18, 2016

For Urinary Incontinence: “I have overactive bladder & Incontinence really bad for being in my late 30's. I never thought a single patch for 24 hours could even function for my disfunctional bladder. I put it on for the first time after I showered before bed, waking up I didn't feel as full and didn't have to rush to the bathroom. During the day no leakage at all when I walk and no urge. I feel normal again. All I know whoever invented this is genius cause it is so nice to not wear pads, but please just reduce the price a bit.”

10 / 10
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Just me? · Taken for less than 1 month February 6, 2014

For Urinary Frequency: “I tried the Oxytrol patch and liked the effect on helping my overactive bladder, but it irritated my skin and caused such itching I couldn't continue it. I tried placing the patch in a variety of places to no avail. I see on this site that it seems to be a common occurrence. ”

9 / 10
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coffeeman September 8, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “What a difference the Oxytrol patch has made in my life. I was having to go to the bathroom 10 to 12 times in an afternoon. Since using the patches, I only go about 4 times. I have had no side effects.”

10 / 10
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L C · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “ABSOLUTELY THRILLED. I'M AMAZED. I just turned 52-YO but have suffered from incontinence for the last few years and seem to go through 2 to 3 "super-plus" Poise or Tena each day, plus one at night. I saw an ad on TV yesterday for Oxytrol and bought a 4-pack ($16.99) on my lunch hour and put one on about 1:15pm. And while certainly NOT recommended for someone with my condition, my co-workers and I go out on Mondays for a few cocktails and I always make sure I have extra 'pads' in my purse. We're talking LESS THAN 5-HOURS and a few Miller Lites, I stayed totally dry and only leaked when I was just about to sit down on the toilet. THAT IS A MIRACLE.”

10 / 10
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:-) · Taken for less than 1 month January 6, 2014

For Urinary Frequency: “I am 19 years old and started using this patch. I had surgery to stretch my bladder a year ago (apparently my bladder quit growing at a young age). Before, I had to go to the bathroom every hour and a half and the surgery was only a temporary fix from this. This patch worked wonders! Not only do I go less, but I can also hold it in for a lot longer!”

10 / 10
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Ohiogirl28 November 11, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “Been wearing the patches for a week now. I can tell a difference. The urge to use the bathroom greatly decreased. So glad they are OTC! The only problem i have is when I remove the patch it leaves adhesive on the skin, its hard to get off. And waterproof would be better. Maybe they will update them sooner or later. But def recommended”

7 / 10
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Partygirl91 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 12, 2014

For Urinary Frequency: “All my life I've had to deal with have an overactive bladder it made me to the point where I was 18 and still wetting the bad at night as well as leaking throughout the day. When I first tried this I saw a huge difference, I haven't had any of those problems except for when I keep it on longer than I should. At first my skin was a little irritated by the patch but now it's nothing and easy to take off. I spent 1 day without it on and it really showed me how important it is for me to have it, I felt dirty through out the day and had to pee all the time like always. I am so thankful for this patch it really has helped live with having an over active bladder.”

10 / 10
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Madder than H_ _ _ October 30, 2013

For Urinary Frequency: “I used 4 patches in 4 days because each morning when I got in the shower the patch came off. That was a cost of $4 a day since I had paid $16 for the box. I called Merck (manufactures product) and was told they would send me a coupon or another box of patches. That was 4 weeks ago and nothing yet. But I have decided not to use the product or recommend it to anyone.”

2 / 10
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