The only Oxytrol dosage available for the treatment of an overactive bladder is one patch applied twice a week, about every three to four days. This standard dosage is the same for everyone, regardless of age or weight. To help ensure a safe and effective treatment process, be sure to follow Oxytrol dosing guidelines on when, where, and how to apply the patch.
Starting in September 2013, Oxytrol patches will be available without a prescription and will be sold under the name "Oxytrol for Women" to treat women over age 18 with overactive bladder. The prescription version will still be available. It is unclear how this will affect the price and insurance coverage for Oxytrol.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Oxytrol® (oxybutynin patch), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your Oxytrol dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended dose of Oxytrol for overactive bladder treatment is one Oxytrol patch applied every three to four days (twice a week).
Considerations for people taking Oxytrol include the following:
- Oxytrol comes in patch form. It is applied to the skin of the abdomen, hips, or buttocks.
- Usually, the Oxytrol patch is changed twice a week (every three to four days). Try to change it on the same days each week (such as on Sundays and Wednesdays).
- Make sure to take the old patch off when you apply a new one.
- Choose a clean, dry area of the skin that is not irritated or damaged. Rotate the application sites (wait at least a week before applying a patch in the same place).
- You should be able to shower, swim, bathe, or exercise without causing any problems. However, do not rub the patch while you are doing these activities.
- If an Oxytrol patch falls off, try to stick it back on. If it will not stay in place, apply a new patch (but still follow your usual patch changing schedule).
- After you have removed a patch, fold it in half and dispose of it out of reach of children and pets.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Oxytrol dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.