OXYBUTYNIN: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Urinary Incontinence: “I have severe urinary incontinence–no control whatever. Oxybutynin which worked really well. I still had to wear pads, but went from the most absorbent to the least. HOWEVER—there was a weird side effect to this drug. I tested this myself, so I know what I’m telling all of you is absolutely true. This caused my nasal passages to become horribly stuffed…..couldn’t breathe through my nose at all. The method to clear my nostrils involved using saline spray, Sinex spray, hot water compresses, hot water soaks in the shower, and then, finally, forcibly flowing my nose so hard I’d almost pop a vein in my forehead. Seriously!! It was awful. Every time I’d take the stuff for about 5 days, the blockages would start. And they wouldn’t increase slowly–as soon as I’d feel stuffed, they would be COMPLETELY stuffed. It took 4-5 days after stopping the drug before my nasal passages would completely clear. So, I hope there’s something else I can take which does not have this side effect.”

LoveLions118 March 4, 2018

Ditropan (oxybutynin) for Urinary Incontinence: “This medicine killed her bladder. “

Jocie (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 25, 2018

For Overactive Bladder: “Male (64 years old). Dr prescribed Oxybutynin to help with bladder spasms caused by catheter/urine bag for first four days after Urolift procedure. After catheter removal, while taking Oxybutynin (twice daily), could hold up to 10 oz of urine (previously avg 4-5 oz) with less urgency than my “normal”. Did experience dry mouth and feeling of dehydration but countered with increased water consumption. Used stool softeners to avoid constipation. Unfortunately, I still got myself constipated, passed a very hard stool and got gastroenteritis (not due to Oxybutynin). Stopped Oxybutynin to avoid constipation and my urologist has recommended Myrbetriq (mirabegron). New drug and very expensive (up to $350 a month!). Side effects are about the same as Oxybutynin with the added danger of much higher blood pressures (which I’m also dealing with)!I don’t have a long history with Oxybutynin. However, if I continue taking a drug for my sensitive bladder, I would stick with Oxybutynin.”

Flying Gizmo February 23, 2018

Oxytrol (oxybutynin) for Overactive Bladder: “So I have multiple sclerosis/frequent and urgent bladder issues. I used these patches for several years with very good results. Worked best for 3 days, wearing for 4 days not as good on last day. Adhesive stays on after removing patch and built up over a period of time causing skin irritation and redness. Worked best on abdomen, not as well on buttocks. Did not stick well or stay on hip. I think the reason it didn’t stay as well on hip & bottom was because of heat in those areas. Overall very satisfied with product.”

Idahogirl (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 18, 2018

For Hyperhidrosis: “I’m 24, I’ve had hyperhydrosis since I was 12, I have palmar hyperhydrosis. I started taking oxybutynin tablets 3 days ago ( 5mg twice a day ,total 10mg a day) ,I haven’t noticed any change in my sweating for the first two days,I felt like I sweat maybe even more ,and all I got were the side effects (dry mouth ,throat and dizziness ) today (the third day) I started seeing some results my sweating was decreased about 50% ,I still sweat though but I’m looking forward for better results on the next upcoming days”

Anonymous February 15, 2018

For Overactive Bladder: “I’ve been taking 5mg Oxybutynin for about two months. The dry eyes, mouth, lack of sweating were tolerable after the first couple of weeks. I do notice that I don’t go to the restroom AS much (from around 25-26 times a day to 10-12). I’ve also had diarrhea since I’ve began taking. Am wondering if anyone else has the same issue?”

Katrina182 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 12, 2018

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