Ditropan XL Side Effects
Drowsiness, constipation, headaches, and dry mouth are the most common side effects seen with Ditropan XL. Side effects that are less common but potentially serious include an irregular heart rhythm, severe constipation, and difficulty passing urine. Be sure to seek medical attention immediately if you develop any serious Ditropan XL side effects.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Ditropan XL® (oxybutynin ER); however, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Ditropan XL. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Ditropan XL side effects with you.)
Ditropan XL has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Ditropan XL included:
- Dry mouth -- in up to 61 percent of people (see Ditropan XL and Dry Mouth)
- Constipation -- up to 13 percent (see Ditropan XL and Constipation)
- Drowsiness -- up to 12 percent
- Headaches -- up to 10 percent
- Diarrhea -- up to 9 percent
- Nausea -- up to 9 percent.
Other common Ditropan XL side effects, occurring in 5 to 8 percent of people, included:
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Bladder infection (urinary tract infection or UTI).