Oxytrol

Oxytrol® (oxybutynin transdermal) is a medication used to treat patients with overactivity of the bladder (OAB).

The medication is one of several medications in the muscarinic receptor antagonist category. This medication has been found to be effective in treating urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urge incontinence. The medication is a patch that is placed on the skin in the pelvic and hip area.  The patch is changed every 3 days and moved to a different location. Most common side-effects of the medication include dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, visual changes (blurry vision and difficulty focusing on close objects), and stomach upset. Skin irritation can occur at the skin site. Patients with glaucoma, constipation, gastric emptying issues, bladder outlet obstruction, or cardiac arrthymias should take this drug with caution. More information may be found at www.oxytrol.com.