Ditropan (Oxybutynin) Tablets contain a medicine called oxybutynin hydrochloride. This belongs to two groups of medicines called 'anticholinergics' and 'antispasmodics'. It works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and stops sudden muscle contractions (spasms). This helps control the release of water (urine). Ditropan Tablets can be used in adults and children 5 years or older to treat: loss of control in passing water (urinary incontinence), increased need or urgency to pass water (urine), Night time bedwetting, when other treatments have not worked. Always take Ditropan Tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. Take this medicine by mouth. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water. Do not give this medicine to children under 5 years old. If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor. Ditropan is not recommended for children under 5 years of age.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the generic Ditropan (Oxybutynin) tablets from Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom by different manufacturers. The generic Oxybutynin is available in the strength of 5 mg tablets. The brand Ditropan is not available at this time.
The common side effects of Ditropan may include constipation, nausea, dry mouth, dry skin, rash or skin that is more sensitive to the sun, headache, somnolence (feeling drowsy or sleepy), dizziness, blurring of vision. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• An allergic reaction including signs such as a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your, lips, face, throat or tongue;
• Feeling of reduced sweating, leading to overheating in hot environments
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not take Ditropan if you: are allergic to oxybutynin hydrochloride, have a rare muscle illness called 'Myasthenia gravis', have glaucoma, your gut is blocked, or not working properly, have a severe form of a condition known as 'ulcerative colitis’, have a blockage that makes it difficult for you to pass urine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ditropan if you: are pregnant or breast feeding, have kidney or liver problems, are 65 years of age or older, have an illness affecting the nerves called 'autonomic neuropathy', have an overactive thyroid gland, have heart disease or high blood pressure, have an irregular heartbeat, have an enlarged prostate gland, have indigestion, have fever, will be taking this medicine in a hot climate. Ditropan may reduce the amount of saliva resulting in tooth decay or fungal infection of the mouth. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking: some medicines for irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, motion sickness or movement disorders associated with Parkinson's disease, medicines used to make you feel sleepy or if you are feeling sick or have vertigo, medicines used to treat certain mental illnesses such as clozapine, phenothiazines, medicines for depression, Digoxin used to treat heart problems, medicines for stomach and bowel related problems such as Domperidone, Metoclopromide. Breast feeding while using oxybutynin is not recommended as small amounts may pass into mother’s milk. This medicine contains lactose. If you have intolerance to some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
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