Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Oxybutynin exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may need to take Oxybutynin for some time before the full benefits can be felt. Continue to take Oxybutynin even when you feel better and do not stop taking it unless advised by your doctor to do so.
Oxybutynin may be taken with or without food. Tablets or capsules must be swallowed whole. Do not crush, chew or cut the tablet or capsule.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- liver disease
- kidney disease or kidney stones
- myasthenia gravis (a disease that causes muscle weakness)
- heart disease
- nerve disorders
- enlarged prostate gland
- thyroid disease
- heartburn or other digestive problems
- diseases of the gullet (food pipe)
You will also need to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
As Oxybutynin may reduce sweating, you may develop a fever or heat stroke in hot weather or when taking part in activities such as exercising, taking hot baths or using saunas. Discuss with your doctor if you frequently need to take part in such activities or if you are required to work in a hot environment.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from any of these conditions:
- high pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
- bowel blockage
- other bowel diseases such as toxic megacolon
- urinary tract blockage
- diseases that cause the stomach to empty slowly
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Oxybutynin is used to treat urination problems such as passing urine too frequently, leaking urine, an inability to control or "hold" urination or an urgent need to pass urine.
Urination problems such as these are often due to an overactive bladder. Oxybutynin helps to reduce the number of toilet visits and the urge to urinate. It also helps the bladder to hold urine better.
What side effects could I experience?
Oxybutynin may make you drowsy or dizzy. If you feel drowsy or dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
You may also experience some problems with your eyesight, such as blurred vision. Alert your doctor of any changes in your eyesight. Avoid driving and operating machinery if you are not able to see clearly.
Inform your doctor if any of the following side effects are severe or refuse to go away:
- drowsiness or dizziness
- changes to your eyesight such as blurred vision
- dry mouth
- dry skin
- stomach discomfort
- flu-like symptoms
- taste changes
Other side effects are less common but may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms:
- irregular or rapid heartbeat
- swelling in the legs
- difficulty urinating
- epilepsy (fits)
Alert your doctor if you experience any other side effects while being treated with Oxybutynin.
How should I store this medicine?
Store Oxybutynin in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Oxybutynin syrup must be protected from light. Discard any remaining syrup 28 days after opening.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- hay fever or allergy medicines such as chlorpheniramine, promethazine and hydroxyzine
- antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole or itraconazole
- antiviral medicines such as amantadine
- antibiotics such as clarithromycin and erythromycin
- digoxin (heart medicine)
- mood medicines such as amitriptyline, imipramine, haloperidol, chlorpromazine, flupenthixol and zuclopenthixol
- medicines used to treat Parkinson's disease
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.