Ditropan is an anticholinergic and antispasmodic medication. The main component of Ditropan is oxybutynin chloride. It lowers the prevalence of spasms in the bladder and urinary tract.
Ditropan is used in the treatment of certain urinary and bladder ailments. It eases the muscles of the bladder and urinary tract and reduces the incidence and the urgency with which one needs to urinate. These bladder and urinary tract problems include incontinence, and frequent urination including nighttime urination.
Contact your physician to get a full list of benefits that this medication may provide for you.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take this medication in larger or smaller doses than instructed.
This medication should be taken orally.
The total recommended dosage for an adult is 15 mg of Ditropan a day. This should be taken in 5 mg doses, three times a day.
For children over the age of five, the total recommended dose is 10 mg a day. This should be taken in 5 mg doses, twice a day.
If you forgot to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due soon, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses together.
In the event of overdose, contact your local medical emergency services.
The most common side effects experienced with Ditropan are:
Less sweat production
Changes in bowel movements
Dryness in the oral cavity and eyes
Difficulty digesting food
Pain in abdomen
The less common side effects experienced with this medication are:
Problems with vision
A decrease in flow of breast milk
Changes in skin temperature
Changes in sleeping patterns
Increase in light sensitivity
Problems with swallowing
If you experience any of these side effects, contact your physician immediately.
Inform your doctor if you become pregnant and are prescribed with Ditropan. Tell your doctor before you begin to breastfeed your baby.
This medication should not be given to children under the age of five.
Do not take this medication if you have an allergy to oxybutynin.
Do not take Ditropan if you have an obstruction in your digestive tract.
Do not take this medication if you are unable to urinate.
Inform your doctor if you have a history of glaucoma.
Tell your doctor if you have ever suffered from kidney or liver problems.
Inform your physician if you have an enlarged prostate.
Inform your physician if you are suffering from any problems or disorders of the stomach, nerves, or muscles.
Do not use Ditropan with other medications that contain anticholinergic substances.
Certain enzyme inhibitors and antibiotics may react negatively with this medication.
Do not take this medication with ketoconazole. When combined, there may be an adverse reaction.
Avoid becoming dehydrated while taking this medication. Ditropan may reduce the amount of perspiration that you produce. This may result in heatstroke. You should avoid extreme temperatures and stay hydrated.
Inform your physician of any medications or herbal supplements that you have been prescribed.