What is the dosage for Oxymedin?
- The usual dose of immediate-release Oxymedin is 5 mg 2 to 3 times daily. Elderly patients sometimes start with a lower dose of 2.5 mg.
- The recommended dose using extended-release tablets is 5 to 10 mg once daily not to exceed 30 mg daily. The oral forms can be taken with or without food. The extended release tablets must not be chewed, crushed, or broken. The tablet shell is not absorbed and is eliminated in the feces.
- The patch is applied twice weekly (every 3 to 4 days). The patch should be applied to dry, intact skin on the abdomen, hip, or buttock. A different application site should be used with each new patch, avoiding re-application to the same site within 7 days.
- One sachet of the 10% gel or three pumps of the 3% gel should be applied to intact skin of the abdomen, upper arm, shoulder or thighs. Application sites should be rotated. Patients should wash hands immediately after applying the gel in order to avoid transferring Oxymedin to other parts of the body or other individuals.
Rated Oxymedin for Urinary Frequency Report
I am three weeks in and reported the following symptoms to my urologist: first time ever severe muscle spasm in left calf, symptoms of yeast infection which may be a bacterial infection according to my gyn, tiny white blisters on tongue and eye lit causing swelling. She told me I’d be a first to experience these therfore didn’t think these issues were related to the medication. Just read these reviews, guess I’m not the first and I’m going to stop taking Oxymedin immediately and look for a new urologist.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:
- not being able to empty your bladder
- swelling around your eyes, lips, genitals, hands, or feet
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always discuss possible side effects with a healthcare provider who knows your medical history.
Oxymedin oral tablet can interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbs you may be taking. An interaction is when a substance changes the way a drug works. This can be harmful or prevent the drug from working well.
To help avoid interactions, your doctor should manage all of your medications carefully. Be sure to tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, or herbs you’re taking. To find out how this drug might interact with something else you’re taking, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Examples of drugs that can cause interactions with Oxymedin are listed below.
Rated Oxymedin 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!
What is Oxymedin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Oxymedin is an oral drug that is used for treating urinary bladder spasm. Oxymedin has a dual mechanism of action. Contraction of the smooth muscle of the bladder is stimulated by the release of acetylcholine by the nerves within the bladder and the attachment of the acetylcholine to receptors on the surface of the bladder's muscle cells. Oxymedin suppresses involuntary contractions of the bladder's smooth muscle (spasms) by blocking the release of acetylcholine. This is referred to as an "anticholinergic effect." Oxymedin also directly relaxes the bladder's outer layer of muscle (the detrusor muscle). The FDA approved Oxymedin in July 1975.
home drugs a-z list Ditropan(Oxymedin Tablets) side effects drug center
Ditropan (Oxymedin chloride) is an antispasmodic and anticholinergic used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased night-time urination. Ditropan is available in generic form. Common side effects of Ditropan include:
Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Ditropan including:
- decreased sexual activity,
- difficulty urinating,
- fast or pounding heartbeat,
- signs of kidney infection (such as burning/painful/frequent urination, lower back pain, fever),
- mental/mood changes (such as confusion),
- swelling of arms/legs/ankles/feet,
- vision problems (including eye pain),
- seizures, or
- stomach or intestinal blockage (such as persistent nausea or vomiting, or prolonged constipation).
The usual adult dose of Ditropan is one 5-mg tablet 2-3 times a day. The maximum recommended adult dose is one 5-mg tablet four times a day. The usual pediatric dose is one 5-mg tablet two times a day. The maximum recommended pediatric dose is one 5-mg tablet three times a day. Doses may be adjusted by your doctor. Some products that may adversely interact with Ditropan include other bladder or urinary medications, glycopyrrolate, flecainide, mepenzolate, thioridazine, HIV /AIDS medicine, antibiotics, antifungal medications, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, irritable bowel medications, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking. Ditropan should be used only when prescribed by your doctor during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Ditropan (Oxymedin chloride) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Psychosis and schizophrenia drugs
Oxymedin may affect how these drugs are absorbed by your body. Taking these drugs with Oxymedin may also increase your risk of side effects. Examples of these drugs include:
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The Oxymedin ER 5 MG treated the OAB wonderfully, but the side effects were horrible. I had taken them around a month when I started having edema in my legs and ankles, achy calves & rapid weight gain. The doctor didn't think it was this medicine causing my problems. She said it was the heat and too much salt! She gave me a diuretic shot and said I should be fine to go to a theme park that weekend. The heat and Oxymedin almost caused me to have a heat stroke! Another reason I took myself off the meds, was because my feet began to burn. Neuropathy! All this started after I started this medicine. I have been off of Oxymedin 4 days now. So far, so good. No spasms or frequent trips to restroom. I am trying to make it another week, when I will then see the Urologist. Looks like surgery may be in my future. Would rather that than to take Oxymedin! I didn't mention all the side effects from the beginning. Horrible dry mouth! I was also on a diurectic! Between the two, I woke up most days with no saliva in my mouth. Headache, Very tired! more than usual. Napping all the time. (Thus the weight gain!) I would not recommend to anyone.
What brand names are available for Oxymedin?
Ditropan (discontinued brand in the US); Ditropan XL; Oxytrol; Anturol; Gelnique
Rated Oxymedin for Overactive Bladder (OAB) Report
Dry mouth to extend my Debtist wants to replace all my front teeth and two blockages to a salivary gland. Also dry eye so I get crystals falling in my eye that are painful
COMMON BRAND(S): Ditropan XL
GENERIC NAME(S): Oxymedin Chloride
This is a long-acting form of Oxymedin that is used to treat overactive bladder and urinary conditions. It relaxes the muscles in the bladder to help decrease problems of urgency and frequent urination. Oxymedin belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics.
This medication is also used to treat children 6 years of age and older who have an overactive bladder due to certain nerve disorders (e.g., spina bifida).
The safety and efficacy of DITROPAN® (Oxymedin 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
Is Oxymedin safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Studies of Oxymedin in pregnant rabbits, rats, and mice have not produced any evidence of harm in the fetus; however, since no controlled studies have been done in pregnant women, the potential benefit of this medicine needs to be weighed against any theoretical harm.
It is not known if Oxymedin is excreted in human milk.