For adults who are taking Ditropan, dosing typically starts at 5 mg two to three times daily. If bladder symptoms do not improve, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to 5 mg four times daily. The recommended Ditropan dosage for children is 5 mg twice daily. If needed, your child's healthcare provider may increase the dose up to 5 mg three times daily.
The dose of Ditropan® (oxybutynin chloride) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Ditropan
- Your age
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended starting dose of Ditropan for bladder problems in adults is 5 mg two to three times daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase your dose up to Ditropan 5 mg four times daily to control your bladder symptoms.
A lower starting dose of Ditropan (2.5 mg two to three times daily) is often recommended for the elderly, who may be more sensitive to Ditropan side effects.
The recommended starting dose of Ditropan for bladder problems in children age five years and over is Ditropan 5 mg twice daily. If necessary, your child's healthcare provider may increase the dose up to Ditropan 5 mg three times daily.
Considerations for people taking Ditropan include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet and syrup form. It is usually taken by mouth two to four times daily.
- Ditropan syrup may be especially useful for children or adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
- You can take Ditropan with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Ditropan should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Ditropan will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Ditropan dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.