Oxytrol is currently the only bladder control medication that is available in the form of a patch. The patch is prescribed to treat symptoms such as frequent urination, leaking accidents, and urinary urgency. Usually, the patch is changed twice a week within every three to four days. Oxytrol is available in the generic name of Oxybutynin Transdermal which is available in the form of a patch.

It is currently the only bladder control medication available in patch form. Oxytrol is approved to help treat the following bladder problems due to an overactive bladder. Symptoms of an overactive bladder can be reduced with the use of Oxytrol. Uses of the medicine include the treatment of sudden or frequent urges to urinate, leaking accidents, and frequent urination. There are no universally accepted among other Oxytrol uses at this time, and the drug is not approved for use in children.

How to Use Oxytrol Patch

  • Oxytrol comes in patch form. It is applied to the skin of the abdomen, hips, or buttocks.
  • Usually, the Oxytrol patch is changed twice a week. Try to change it on the same days each week.
  • Make sure to remove the old patch off when you apply a new one.
  • Choose a clean, dry area of the skin that is not irritated or damaged. Rotate the application sites then you should wait at least a week before applying a patch in the same place.
  • You should be able to shower, swim, bathe, or exercise without causing any problems. However, do not rub the patch while you are doing these activities.
  • If an Oxytrol patch falls off, try to stick it back on. If it will not stay in place, apply a new patch.
  • After you have removed a patch, fold it in half and dispose of it out of reach of children and pets.

Cautions before Use Oxytrol Patch

  • This medication can cause life-threatening swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. This can occur quickly, even after the first dose.
  • Oxytrol can make slower the digestive system.
  • This medication may make glaucoma worse.
  • Oxytrol can cause blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness. Be sure to see how Oxytrol affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery.
  • Oxytrol can decrease your ability to sweat, which may increase your risk of heat stroke.

Oxytrol Patch Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Oxytrol are as follows:

  • Severe constipation
  • Worsening of glaucoma
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Confusion
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, wheezing, and unexplained swelling

Oxytrol Patch Interactions and Overdose

If pramlintide, anticholinergic drugs, or acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor medications are taken together with Oxytrol, drug interactions may occur that could reduce the effectiveness of the medicines. Negative interactions can also increase the level of Oxytrol in your blood or increase your risk for side effects. Tell your healthcare provider about other medications you are taking to minimize your chance of developing Oxytrol interactions.

Overdose symptoms may include blurred vision, dry eyes or mouth, difficulty passing urine, and dilated pupils. Treatment for an Oxytrol overdose may involve removing all patches and treating the symptoms and administering certain medications.


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