Oxytrol Patch for Overactive Bladder
Oxytrol® (oxybutynin patch) is the first and only overactive bladder medication available in the form of a patch. This drug is used to treat symptoms such as:
- Sudden, frequent urges to urinate (known as urinary urgency)
- A frequent need to urinate (usually defined as needing to go more than eight times in 24 hours)
- Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence).
The patch is applied to the skin of the abdomen (stomach), hips, or buttocks. Most people change their patch twice a week (every two to three days).
(For more details on using this patch to treat overactive bladder symptoms, click Oxytrol Uses. This article goes into greater detail about how it works and explains whether it can be used in children.)