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Precautions and Warnings With the Oxybutynin Patch

You should talk to your healthcare provider about precautions and warnings with the oxybutynin patch before starting treatment. Make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have digestive problems, glaucoma, or any allergies before using the patch. You should not use the oxybutynin patch if you are allergic to any components of the medicine or have delayed gastric emptying, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, or urinary retention.

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.
 

Oxybutynin Patch: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the oxybutynin patch (Oxytrol®) 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.
 

Drug Information - Oxybutynin Patch

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