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Gelnique Side Effects

A dry mouth, urinary tract infections, and skin reactions at the application site are among the most common side effects of Gelnique. In most cases, side effects of this medication tend to be minor and are generally easy to treat. However, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop more serious side effects, such as severe constipation, difficulty passing urine, or signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to Gelnique Side Effects

As with any medicine, Gelnique™ (oxybutynin gel) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. 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 are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Gelnique. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Gelnique side effects with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Gelnique

Gelnique has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Gelnique were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a similar gel that does not contain active ingredients).
 
Based on these studies, the most common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of Gelnique included:
 
  • Dry mouth -- in up to 7.5 percent of people
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) -- up to 6.9 percent
  • Skin reaction (such as redness or irritation) at the application site -- up to 5.4 percent
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (such as the common cold) -- up to 5.4 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 2.8 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 2.1 percent
  • Gastrointestinal virus (such as the stomach "flu") -- up to 2.1 percent.
     
It is probable that some of these "side effects," such as the common cold or a gastrointestinal virus, might be completely unrelated to the medication.
 
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