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Drowsiness, constipation, and dry mouth are the most commonly reported Ditropan side effects. These are usually minor and don't need to be reported to a healthcare provider. However, it is possible to develop potentially serious side effects of Ditropan that require medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience severe constipation, difficulty urinating, or an irregular heart rhythm.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Ditropan® (oxybutynin chloride); however, not everyone who takes the drug 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. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Ditropan side effects with you.)
Ditropan 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 included:
- Dry mouth -- in up to 71.4 percent of people (see Ditropan and Dry Mouth)
- Dizziness -- up to 15.6 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 12.6 percent
- Constipation -- up to 12.6 percent (see Ditropan and Constipation)
- Nausea -- up to 10.1 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 2 to 9 percent of people, included:
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Blurred vision
- Bladder infection (urinary tract infection or UTI)
- Nasal dryness
- Feelings of a rapidly or forcefully beating heart (known as heart palpitations)
- Swelling or water retention in the calves, ankles, or feet
- Dry skin
- Dry eyes
- Changes in taste.