Oxybutynin is an oral prescription drug for an overactive bladder. It is used for:
- Urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence in people with unstable bladder conditions. The condition may have no known cause or may be due to nerve problems in the bladder.
- To control bladder muscles in children and adult with multiple sclerosis or spina bifida.
- Bedwetting associated with an overactive bladder in children 5 years and over.
Oxybutynin is an antispasmodic drug. It helps decreases muscle spasm of the bladder and frequent urge to urinate. It suppresses the involuntary contractions of the bladder’s smooth muscle by blocking the release of acetylcholine. This reduces unstable involuntary contraction of the bladder thus increasing the capacity of the bladder to hold urine.
Why Buy Oxybutynin?
Oxybutynin is US FDA-approved for the treatment of an overactive bladder since 1975. It is a good treatment for an overactive and neurogenic bladder with fewer side effects compared with other antispasmodic drugs. It is a typical drug of choice because it is fairly inexpensive and effective. It is also one of the most prescribed medications in the world.
How to Take Oxybutynin?
Your dose and how often you take it will vary from person to person. Take your medication as prescribed by your physician.
- For immediate-release tablet, the usual dose for an adult is 5 mg 2 to 3 times a day. The dose for elderly patients is 2.5 mg. Children 6 years and older should take 5 mg every 12 hours.
- For extended-release tablet, the dose for an adult is 5 to 10 mg a day. The maximum dose is 30 mg a day. Children 6 years and older should take 5 mg every 12 hours. The dose may increase by 5 mg a day but should not exceed 20 mg a day.
Take your medication with or without food. For a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember.
Things to Remember
- Oxybutynin may cause dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision. If affected, do not operate machinery or drive.
- Children below 5 years of age should not use this drug.
- Oxybutynin is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Use this with care in:
- Elderly people
- People with liver or kidney problems
- Those with GERD, an enlarged prostate, high blood pressure, heart disease
- In case of side effects like allergic reactions and other serious side effects, call your doctor right away.