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Oxytrol Warnings and Precautions

Let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or any allergies before starting Oxytrol. Warnings and precautions also include watching out for potential drug interactions and avoiding the medication if you have difficulty passing urine, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, or delayed gastric emptying. Oxytrol may potentially slow the digestive system or make glaucoma worse.

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.
 

Oxytrol: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Oxytrol® (oxybutynin patch) if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Glaucoma
  • Digestive problems (especially problems that cause a slowing of food through the digestive tract)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Oxytrol Patch for Overactive Bladder

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