If you are taking Delak with other drugs such as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine), you will likely experience other side effects. This could include dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, increased heart rate, and urinary retention.
Combining pramlintide (Symlin) with Delak should be avoided. This could cause severely reduce bowel movements.
Delak may also delay passage of potassium tablets through the digestive system and result in ulceration or narrowing of the small intestine.
You should tell your doctor about any prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Certain antibiotics, antifungal, antihistamines along with aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can affect how Delak is absorbed in your body. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
- Morphine (MS Contin)
- Morphine Sulfate XR Liposome (DepoDur)
- Oxymorphone (Opana)
- Umeclidinium (Anora Ellipta)
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated, consult your pharmacist for help in choosing a laxative. You should not use alcohol while taking Delak.
Rated Delak for Urinary Incontinence Report
My urinary incontinence problem is so intense that it practically rules my existence. However, with no medical insurance and in the country I live in, surgery is not an option. I was therefore ecstatic when after paying a hefty cash fee to consult with a doctor, I was prescribed this medication (also paid for in cash). I wish I had first stumbled across this helpful review page first as sadly, after three months of taking this medication, I am now 21 kilograms heavier, permanent red face and hot flashes, lethargic, depressed, constipated with swollen, painful feet, ankles and calves. Now saving for surgery :)
You should not use Delak if you have untreated or uncontrolled glaucoma, a blockage in your stomach or intestines or if you are unable to urinate.
Tell your doctor if you have been diagnosed with liver or kidney disease, an enlarged prostate, or any other stomach disorder such as GERD, commonly known as reflux disease.
This medicine may cause your eyes to become more sensitive to light. Wearing sunglasses and avoiding too much exposure to bright light may help lessen the discomfort. Delak may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature to increase. Use extra care not to become overheated during exercise or hot weather.
Delak may control your symptoms, but it will not cure your condition. You may notice some improvement in your symptoms within the first two weeks of treatment. However, it may take up to eight weeks to experience the full benefit of Delak. You should not stop taking Delak without talking to your doctor.
If you are 65 years old or older, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking Delak tablets or syrup. Older adults should not take Delak tablets or syrup because they are not as safe and may not be as effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
You should also inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, bleeding problems, dementia, glaucoma, trouble swallowing, prostate problems, trouble emptying your bladder, or any kind of digestive problem, such as colitis, constipation, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Delak may make you dizzy, drowsy, or cause blurred vision. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert or not able to see well.
When you first start taking Delak, you may see signs of agitation, confusion, sleepiness or unusual drowsiness, or hallucinations. These symptoms should be reported to your doctor immediately.
How it works
Delak belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics/antimuscarinics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Delak works by relaxing the muscles of your bladder. This decreases your sudden need to urinate, having to urinate often, and leaking in between bathroom visits.
- This drug can cause drowsiness. You shouldn’t drive, use machinery, or do other activities that require alertness until you know how this drug affects you.
Delak oral tablet may cause drowsiness as well as other side effects.
The safety and efficacy of DITROPAN® (Delak chloride) was evaluated in a total of 199 patients in three clinical trials. These participants were treated with DITROPAN 5-20 mg/day for up to 6 weeks. Table 3 shows the incidence of adverse events judged by investigators to be at least possibly related to treatment and reported by at least 5% of patients.
Table 3 : Incidence (%) of Adverse Events Reported by ≥ 5% of Patients Using DITROPAN (5-20mg/day)
The most common adverse events reported by patients receiving DITROPAN 5-20 mg/day were the expected side effects of anticholinergic agents. The incidence of dry mouth was dose-related.
In addition, the following adverse events were reported by 1 to
Rated Delak for Urinary Frequency Report
Prescribed it for terrible bladder pain and frequency of urination. Also told to take 3 Aloe Vera capsules a.m. and p.m. Still had pain if I didn’t take aloe Vera which is OTC and $70 a mon. Am a widow on social security. Don’t know how I am going to be able to keep up w paying . I make overvthe line for financial assistance. Was told Id have this Interstistal cystitis rest of my life and is no cure. What other remedies r there for this problem.? Was told stress can b a cause. Please give more advice abt this IC. I am very concerned abt developing dementia from the oxbutynin. ThankU
Warnings for certain groups
For people with autonomic neuropathy: Delak can make your stomach problems worse. Use this drug with caution if you have this condition.
For people with bladder outlet obstruction: Delak may increase your risk of not being able to empty your bladder.
For people with stomach problems: Delak may cause more stomach problems if you have a history of ulcerative colitis, stomach pain, or reflux.
For people with myasthenia gravis: Delak may make your symptoms worse.
For people with dementia: If you’re treating your dementia with a drug called a cholinesterase inhibitor, Delak may worsen your dementia symptoms. Your doctor can tell you more.
For pregnant women: Delak is a pregnancy category B drug. That means two things:
- Research in animals has not shown a risk to the fetus when the mother takes the drug.
- There aren’t enough studies done in humans to show if the drug poses a risk to the fetus.
Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Animal studies do not always predict the way humans would respond. Therefore, this drug should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed.
For women who are breastfeeding: It isn’t known if Delak passes into breast milk. If it does, it may cause side effects in a child who is breastfed. Talk to your doctor if you breastfeed your baby. You may need to decide whether to stop breastfeeding or stop taking this medication.
For children: The safety and effectiveness of Delak in children younger than 6 years haven’t been established.
What Is Delak and How Does It Work?
Delak is indicated for the relief of symptoms of bladder instability associated with voiding in patients with uninhibited neurogenic or reflex neurogenic bladder (i.e., urgency, frequency, urinary leakage, urge incontinence, dysuria).
Delak is available under the following different brand names: Ditropan XL.
Generic Name: Delak (oral) (OX i BUE ti nin)Brand Names: Ditropan XL
Medically reviewed by Sanjai Sinha, MD Last updated on Jan 13, 2019.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to Delak, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Delak may affect how these drugs are absorbed by your body. Taking these drugs with Delak may also increase your risk of side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
What brand names are available for Delak?
Ditropan (discontinued brand in the US); Ditropan XL; Oxytrol; Anturol; Gelnique
Rated Delak for Neurogenic Bladder Report
I have had bladder problems..going Atleast 20x in a 24 hr.time frame! No sleep just miserable. Found Oxytrol Patch. have used one week so far. What a positive change. hardly getting up at night to urinate. not noticed any bad side effects. What a blessing! So far so good!
Rated Delak for Urinary Frequency Report
I have been taking Oxbutynin Chloride ER 10 mg for about two years. I thought it was helping some until to my horror I had a bowel movement this morning and on my toilet paper was my pill still whole! What a waste of money on this drug if they don't even dissolve! I will not take these anymore!
Getting the most from your treatment
- Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside the pack. It will give you more information about Delak and will provide you with a full list of the side-effects which you may experience from taking it.
- Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress and review your treatment.
- Drinks containing caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and cola) may make your symptoms worse. This is because caffeine increases urine flow (it is a natural diuretic) and will make you want to pass urine. If you drink a lot of caffeine-containing drinks, consider switching to decaffeinated alternatives.
- Try to maintain a normal life as much as possible with regard to drinking and visiting the toilet. However, drinking late at night may mean your sleep is disturbed by the desire to get up and go to the toilet, so you may want to avoid drinking too much during the evening.
- Your doctor may suggest that you do some pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles around the underside of your bladder. These can help to improve your symptoms.
- If you buy any medicines or herbal remedies, always check with a pharmacist that they are suitable to take with Delak. Some medicines (particularly antihistamines) can increase the chance that you will experience unwanted effects such as a dry mouth, constipation and feeling sleepy.