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Oxytrol For Women Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Oxytrol For Women?

You should not use Oxytrol For Women if you:
  • Are allergic to Oxytrol For Women, oxybutynin, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Have difficulty passing urine (known medically as urinary retention). This is often caused by conditions such as an enlarged prostate.
  • Have a condition that slows down the emptying of food from your stomach.
  • Only have urine leakage when you cough, laugh, or sneeze, which is known as stress incontinence, a condition that is not helped by Oxytrol For Women.
  • Are under the age of 18 (this medication has not been adequately studied in children).
The package for Oxytrol For Women also states that men should not use this medication. However, keep in mind that the prescription version, which comes in exactly the same strength, is approved for men. Because bladder symptoms in men are often caused by other medical conditions, some of which can be serious, it is recommended that men use this product only under a healthcare provider's supervision.
Check with your healthcare provider before starting Oxytrol For Women if you have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI). The symptoms of a UTI can be similar to those of an overactive bladder and may include:
  • Pain or burning when urinating, perhaps accompanied by a fever or chills
  • Blood in the urine
  • Unexplained back pain or side pain
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medicine should not be used, as well as several safety issues people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings and precautions for Oxytrol For Women were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.

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