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Oxytrol For Women Warnings and Precautions

Even though Oxytrol For Women is available without a prescription, there are several safety warnings and precautions to be aware of, such as the risk of drug interactions, the potential dangers of using this medication while breastfeeding, and possible side effects. Also, if you have urinary retention or a certain type of glaucoma, you should not use Oxytrol For Women.

 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Oxytrol® For Women (OTC oxybutynin patch) if you have:
   
In addition, check with your healthcare provider before using this medication if you are:
 
  • A man
  • Younger than 18 years old
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Oxytrol For Women

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this drug include the following:
 
  • Oxytrol For Women can slow down the digestive system. This can cause problems, especially for people who already have a slow digestive system due to other medical problems.
 
  • This medication can make glaucoma worse. If you have glaucoma and use Oxytrol For Women, your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely. Check with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
 
  • The kidneys and liver help remove Oxytrol For Women from your body. If you have kidney or liver disease, you may require extra monitoring by your healthcare provider and may need a lower Oxytrol For Women dosage. Check with your healthcare provider before using this product.
 
  • This medication may worsen myasthenia gravis. If you have this condition, check with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
 
  • Oxytrol For Women can cause blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness. Make sure you know how this drug affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery.
 
  • Oxytrol For Women can decrease your ability to sweat, which may increase your risk of heat stroke. Make sure to stay well hydrated in the heat.
   
  • Based on the pregnancy rating for the prescription version of this medication (Oxytrol®), Oxytrol For Women is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Oxytrol and Pregnancy).
 
  • Based on information for the prescription version of this medication, it is not known whether Oxytrol For Women passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Oxytrol and Breastfeeding).
 

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