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Oxytrol

Effects

Studies have shown Oxytrol to be effective for overactive bladder treatment. In clinical studies, people who took Oxytrol significantly reduced the frequency of wetting accidents, compared to people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredient). Additionally, people who took it used the bathroom less frequently and were able to pass more urine each time they used the bathroom (the frequent muscle contractions of an overactive bladder usually prevent the bladder from holding a normal amount of urine).
 

When and How to Take Oxytrol

General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
 
  • Oxytrol comes in patch form. It is applied to the skin of the abdomen, hips, or buttocks.
     
  • Usually, the 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 applications 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.
     

Dosing Information

There is only one standard recommended Oxytrol dose, regardless of your age, weight, or other medical conditions or medications. As is always the case with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Oxytrol Dosage for more information.)
 

Oxytrol Patch for Overactive Bladder

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