Oxybutynin Patch Dosing
There is only one standard oxybutynin patch dosage for everyone regardless of age or weight. The recommended dose is one patch applied every three to four days (twice a week). For the medication to work properly, oxybutynin patch dosing guidelines must be followed as prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Starting in September 2013, oxybutynin 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 the oxybutynin patch.
There is only one standard recommended dose of oxybutynin patch (Oxytrol®), regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your oxybutynin patch dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended dose of oxybutynin patch for overactive bladder treatment is one patch applied every three to four days (twice a week).
Considerations for people using the oxybutynin patch include the following:
- The oxybutynin patch is applied to the skin of the abdomen, hips, or buttocks.
- Usually, the oxybutynin 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 oxybutynin 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 oxybutynin patch dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop using the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.