Oxytrol is a drug that’s designed to reduce muscle spasms of the bladder as well as the urinary tract. It can help to alleviate symptoms of overactive bladder such as urgent urination, incontinence and increase nighttime urination.
What important information do you need to know before you start using Oxytrol?
You shouldn’t be using this treatment if you are allergic to any of the active ingredients in it such as oxybutynin. Also, if you have any of the following conditions you shouldn’t be using this: Untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage inside your digestive tract (stomach or intestines) or you have decreased urination or find that you can’t urinate.
What’s the best way to use Oxytrol in order to make sure you keep the potential for side effects at a minimum?
In order to ensure you’re safe when using this medicational treatment, you must be sure to take it exactly as a doctor tells you to. There are also directions you’ll find on the prescription label, be sure to follow these as well. You will not want to use this treatment for longer than what a doctor tell to nor will you want to take it in bigger or smaller doses. Oxytrol comes with good patient instructions in order to ensure safety and effective usage. Read these and if you find you still have questions then ask them to your doctor or a pharmacist.
What happens if you forget and miss a dose? Is there ever a time where simply upping the dosage in order to offset a missed dose acceptable?
If you forget to take a dose of this medicational treatment on a scheduled day, then don’t increase the dosage in order to make up for it. Keep to a schedule in order to stay on the safe side. Upping the usage level in order to make up for a missed dose can lead to an increased chance of side effects.
Is there anything you should try to actively avoid while you’re using this treatment in order to stay on the safe side?
While using this medication you might have an increased risk of blurred vision, drowsiness and dizziness. As a result you might want to stay away from anything requiring you to be in an alert state or seeing clearly. Be sure to watch your intake of alcohol, because alcohol has the ability to increase the side effect possibilities. Try not to become overheated or dehydrated when you exercise of if you’re in hot weather. Consume lots of fluids to stay hydrated.
If you decide to use this medicational treatment, then what are some of the potential side effects you put yourself at risk of as a result?
Little or no urinating
Vomiting, severe heartburn or upper stomach pain
Fast or uneven heart rate
Dehydration symptoms – feeling very thirsty or hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, or hot and dry skin.
What are some of the less serious potential side effects you might experience?
Redness or mild skin itching where a patch was worn
The severity of these side effects can vary, but in the case of the more serious ones you might require medical attention if they become too severe. In the case of the more common ones these are likely to decrease in severity and/or go away entirely after a short time adjusting to use.