Brand: Ditropan XL

Drug Type: Anticholinergics

Form: Tablet

Age limit: 6 years and above

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Oxybutynin Tablet is used to treat overactive bladder in adults and children. Overactive bladder is a disorder where the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably, and this leads to an urgent need to urinate. It is an inability to regulate urination. With spina bifida, a disorder in which the spinal cord does not fully shut before birth, or other nervous system conditions that affect the bladder muscles, oxybutynin is also prescribed as an extended-release tablet to control bladder muscles in adults and children aged 6 and older. Anticholinergic/antimuscarinics, which include oxybutynin, are a group of drugs. The muscles in the bladder are loosened by it.


Administer Oxybutynin Tablet by mouth twice daily, to begin with. It is taken with water. The dosing instructions are explained to the patient depending on the condition it is used to treat. It is in addition to the side effects of the drug. One should take this medication until the doctor sees fit. The doctor is in charge of the prescription. 


The side effects of Oxybutynin Tablet are visible differently in different people. The side effects are mentioned below:

  1. Dry mouth
  2. Dizzy feeling
  3. Stomach ache
  4. Dry eyes 
  5. Headache
  6. Heartburn
  7. Flushing

The doctor knows how to manage the side effects. Visit the expert in case the side effects persist for a long time. 


The dosage depends on severity and patients response. For the oral dosage form (extended-release tablets) of the following medication to treat bladder issues-

Adults: Initially, take 5 or 10 mg once daily. Depending on your needs, your doctor may change your dose. But often, the dosage is limited to 30 mg daily.

Initially, 5 mg once daily for children aged 6 and older. Depending on your needs, your doctor may change your dose. In most cases, the dosage is 20 mg daily or less.

It is not advisable to use in children under the age of six. For oral dose forms (syrup or tablets): Adults and children over 12 should take 5 milligrams (mg) twice or thrice daily.


  1. Adverse side effects of combining Oxybutynin Tablet with other medicines exist. Book an appointment with the doctor if these side effects occur.
  2. Inform the doctor of the allergies that one suffers. 
  3. There isn’t enough research on women to determine the harm to the baby by taking this drug while nursing. Consider both the potential benefits and risks before using this medication during nursing.
  4. Inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking oxybutynin if you are undergoing surgery, including dental surgery.
  5. You should be aware that when your body becomes extremely hot, oxybutynin might make it more difficult for it to cool down. If you get a fever or other symptoms of heat stroke, such as nausea, headaches, dizziness, or confusion after being exposed to heat, call your doctor or seek emergency medical attention.

The doctor is the authority on what to avoid when taking this medication. Some precautions heeded are for a better outcome.


Oxybutynin Tablet interacts with other medicines and can reduce the effectiveness of the medication taken. The doctor informs the patient about the drugs that should not be mixed.

The other drugs it interacts with stated below:

  1. Tramadol
  2. Potassium chloride
  3. Promazine
  4. Phenelzine
  5. Quetiapine
  6. Rifapentine
  7. Sotalol
  8. Topiramate
  9. Morphine

The diseases that interact with this medicine are Autonomic neuropathy, Infectious diarrhea, and Angle-closure glaucoma.  


Active Ingredient Inactive Ingredients
Oxybutynin Chloride 40 Aluminum Lake
Lactose monohydrate
FD&C Blue No.2 Aluminum Lake

2.5MG, 5MG

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