Oxytrol is a medication used among individuals with overactive bladders. The drug treats a number of problems that are related to urination. This medication is also known as Oxybutynin among medical professionals.
How It works
This medication belongs to a group of drugs known as antispasmodics. These drugs work by decreasing muscle spasms in the bladder and the urinary tract. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder, this drug gives the affected individual better control over urination.
The primary benefit of this drug is its ability to control urination problems. For instance, this medication can help those suffering from issues such as inability to control urination and urinary incontinence.
You must apply only one patch once in four days. Your physician might prescribe you a different schedule depending on the severity of the condition, your age and your response to the treatment. Thus, it is best to follow the advice of the physician at all times. The length of the treatment is determined by your physician. Do not stop using the medication without consulting your physician. Before you apply the patch, make sure to wash the area properly. Use clean water or mix it with soap. If the patch falls off, re-paste it. If it does not stick, then apply a new one immediately.
Do not paste the patch in the same area. Once you use a particular area, do not use it again for seven days. Place the patch in a different area of the skin. When removing the patch to replace it with a new one, make sure to dispose the old one properly.
The following are some side effects of this medication that you may or may not experience during the treatment procedure.
Uneven heart rate
Mild skin irritation
Redness of skin
If you experience any of the side effects, contact your healthcare provider for immediate medical assistance.
By following the precautionary methods given below, you will be able to avoid the side effects of this medication.
Do not consume alcohol during the treatment period. This can reduce the effectiveness of the medication
Do not stop the medication abruptly without consulting your physician. This can result in unpleasant withdrawal symptoms
Do not increase or decrease the dose schedule without consulting your physician’s opinion
Check whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in the medication
Inform your physician and pharmacist about your current medications including non-prescription drugs, herbal treatments and other supplements
If you miss a dose, do not double it the next time. Follow your regular timetable
Remember that using more patches will not increase the effectiveness of the medication. Pasting the patch in the same area will not work either. Such acts will only increase the risk of side effects. Thus, follow your physician’s prescription at all times.
Although it is not known whether this medication can affect pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, it is best to stay away from this medication during these periods in order to ensure the child’s safety.