Oxytrol is indicated for the relief of symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency in the unstable bladder, whether due to neurogenic bladder disorders (detrusor hyperreflexia) in conditions such as multiple sclerosis and spina bifida, or to idiopathic detrusor instability (motor urge incontinence).
Children over 5 years of age: In addition to neurogenic bladder disorders, Oxytrol may also be used in nocturnal enuresis in conjunction with non-drug therapy where this alone, or in conjunction with other drug treatment, has failed.
How to use
Adults: The usual dose is 5mg two or three times a day. This may be increased to a maximum of 5 mg four times a day to obtain a clinical response provided that the side effects are tolerated.
Elderly (including frail elderly): The elimination half-life is increased in the elderly. Therefore, a dose of 2.5mg twice a day, particularly if the patient is frail, is likely to be adequate. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two times a day to obtain a clinical response provided the side effects are well tolerated.
Children (under 5 years of age): Not recommended.
Children (over 5 years of age): Neurogenic bladder instability: the usual dose is 2.5mg twice a day. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two or three times a day to obtain a clinical response provided the side effects are well tolerated.
Nocturnal enuresis: the usual dose is 2.5mg twice a day. This dose may be titrated upwards to 5mg two or three times a day to obtain a clinical response provided the side effects are tolerated. The last dose should be given before bedtime.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Oxytrol is an anticholinergic. It works by relaxing muscles in the bladder.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store this medicine at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.
Possible side effects
Any drugs can cause side effects though most of people doesn’t feel their action. Be sure to consult your doctor immediately if any of the most widespread side effects persist for a long period of time or irritate:
- Blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, giddiness, sleepiness, eyes, nose, skin or mouth dryness, headache, stomach upset, nausea, small redness, itch or irritation, stomach pain.
Be sure to contact your doctor immediately in case if any of strong side effects arise:
- Heavy allergic reactions (rash, nettle rash, itch, difficult breathing, chest constraints, mouth, face, lips or tongue edema), blurred consciousness; difficult or painful urination, quick or irregular heartbeat, fever, hallucinations, pain, burning or leakage on application site, hands, ankles or legs edema, vision problems.
Be sure to consult your doctor or pharmaceutist in case of any questions about oxytrol. This drug should be taken on doctor’s prescription only. Don’t share it with other people Be sure to consult your doctor in case of your condition non- improvement or worsening.