Oxytrol Patch (Oxybutynin) Customer Reviews

Oxytrol Patch

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Oxybutynin transdermal patches are employed for the management of overactive bladder, a medical ailment characterized by involuntary contractions of the bladder musculature leading to heightened frequency of urination, imperative urges to urinate, and loss of urinary control. Oxybutynin belongs to the class of pharmaceutical agents known as antimuscarinics, and exerts its therapeutic effect through the induction of relaxation in the musculature of the bladder.

Uses and Dosage

Transdermal oxybutynin is administered via patches that are applied to the skin. Typically, these patches are applied twice a week, with intervals of every 3 to 4 days. Consistently apply the patches on the same two designated days each week. To aid in adhering to the correct application schedule, mark the calendar on the packaging of the medication.

The use of transdermal oxybutynin should strictly align with the prescribed directions, and patches should not be applied more frequently than advised by your doctor.

Oxybutynin patches can be affixed to various areas on the stomach, hips, or buttocks, avoiding the region around the waistline. The chosen application site should prioritize comfort, freedom from friction due to tight clothing, and protection from direct sunlight through clothing. Following application in a specific area, wait at least one week before placing another patch on that same spot. Patches should not be applied to skin with wrinkles or folds, recently treated with lotions, oils, or powders, or exhibiting oiliness, cuts, scrapes, or irritation. Thoroughly cleaning and drying the skin is essential before patch application.

Once an oxybutynin patch is applied, it should remain in place until the time comes for removal and replacement with a fresh patch. If a patch becomes loose or detaches prematurely, gentle pressure can be applied with the fingers to reattach it. In the event that the patch cannot be securely reattached, it should be discarded and a new patch applied to a different area. Subsequent patch replacements should be carried out according to the predetermined schedule.

Activities such as bathing, swimming, showering, and exercising are permissible while wearing an oxybutynin patch. Avoid rubbing the patch during such activities, and prolonged immersion in a hot tub is not recommended while wearing a patch.

Transdermal oxybutynin effectively manages the symptoms of an overactive bladder, though it does not offer a cure for the underlying condition. The use of transdermal oxybutynin should be continued consistently even if symptomatic relief is experienced. Discontinuation of transdermal oxybutynin should only be done in consultation with a medical professional.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • redness, burning, or itching in the place where you applied a patch
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • stomach pain
  • gas
  • upset stomach
  • extreme tiredness
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • flushing
  • back pain

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • rash anywhere on the body
  • hives
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • frequent, urgent, or painful urination


Prior to utilizing oxybutynin, inform your medical professional or pharmacist about any allergic reactions you may have to it, or if you are allergic to any other substances. This product might include inactive components that could lead to allergic reactions or other complications.

Before initiating this medication, share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, particularly regarding the following: ongoing internal bleeding, blockage or slowed movement of the stomach or intestines, specific bladder issues, narrow-angle glaucoma, a particular muscle ailment (myasthenia gravis), liver ailment, hypertension, heart problems, stomach or intestinal disorders, kidney disease, diminished mental capacities (dementia), enlarged prostate, hyperactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), a specific nervous system disorder (autonomic neuropathy), and Parkinson’s disease.

Prior to attempting self-treatment with this medication, inform your doctor if you experience any of these indications of a more severe condition: signs of a bladder or kidney infection (like pain or burning during urination, fever, or pink/bloody urine), signs of diabetes (including increased thirst, dizziness or fainting, alterations in vision, heightened urination, or slow-healing wounds).

This medication might induce dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. The consumption of alcohol or marijuana can intensify these effects. Refrain from operating vehicles, machinery, or engaging in tasks requiring alertness or clear vision until you can do so securely.

This medication can potentially decrease sweating, elevating the risk of heat stroke. Avoid activities that could lead to overheating, such as strenuous labor or exercising in hot weather, and using hot tubs. During hot weather, stay hydrated and dress lightly. If you begin to overheat, promptly seek a cool place to rest. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience a persistent fever, alterations in mood or mental state, headaches, or dizziness.

If you are scheduled for an MRI test, notify the testing personnel that you are using this patch. Certain patches may contain metals that could cause severe burns during an MRI. Consult your doctor to determine if you need to remove the patch prior to the test, apply a new patch afterward, and the proper procedure for doing so.

Elderly individuals might be more sensitive to the adverse effects of this medication, particularly drowsiness, confusion, constipation, and difficulty urinating. Drowsiness and confusion can heighten the risk of falling.

During pregnancy, only use this medication if absolutely necessary. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.

The passage of this medication into breast milk is not fully understood. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Oxytrol Patch is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Oxytrol Patch patch:

    • 3.9mg/24h


How quickly do Oxytrol Patches work?

You may not see an immediate effect when you first start taking Oxytrol. Your bladder will need some time to adapt. It usually starts to have an effect within four weeks.

How do you know if Oxytrol Patches are working?

Oxytrol can affect the amount of urine that stays in your bladder and monitoring this before starting on medication is important. It is normal for a small amount to be retained.


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  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/oxybutynin-transdermal-route/side-effects/drg-20072572?p=1
  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-75024/oxytrol-transdermal/details
  4. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a604016.html
  5. https://www.drugs.com/oxytrol.html

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