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Possible Side Effects of Oxytrol

Oxytrol 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 and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Oxytrol included:
  • Itching at the patch application site -- in up to 16.8 percent of people
  • Dry mouth -- up to 9.6 percent (see Oxytrol and Dry Mouth)
  • Redness at the patch application site -- up to 8.3 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 3.3 percent (see Oxytrol and Constipation)
  • Rash at the patch application site -- up to 3.3 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 3.2 percent
  • Vision changes -- up to 2.5 percent
  • Painful urination -- up to 2.4 percent.

Serious Side Effects Seen With Oxytrol

Some side effects with Oxytrol, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Severe constipation
  • Worsening of glaucoma
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Confusion
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, wheezing, and unexplained swelling.

Final Thoughts on Oxytrol Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the Oxytrol side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of Oxytrol, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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