Ditropan XL General Information
Ditropan XL (generic name: oxybutynin; brand names include: Cystran) is used to decrease the urgency and the frequency of urination.
Ditropan XL is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles.
Ditropan XL works by relaxing the bladder smooth muscle and helps to decrease muscle spasm. This delays the initial desire and the urge to urinate and prevents urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination.
Ditropan XL is non-addictive.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Ditropan XL Recommendations
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Ditropan XL exactly as directed.
The usual adult dose is one 5 mg tablet two to three times per day. Your doctor may reduce this dosage depending on your general condition.The usual dose for children over 5 years of age is one 5 mg tablet twice per day.
Take Ditropan XL by mouth with or without food. Swallow Ditropan XL with a glass of water.
Take Ditropan XL on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Ditropan XL at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Continue to take Ditropan XL event if you feel well. Do not miss any doses. You may notice some improvement in your symptoms within the first two weeks of your treatment. However, it may take six to eight weeks to experience the full benefit of Ditropan XL.
If you miss a dose of Ditropan XL, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Keep your tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25 degrees C. Protect from light.
Ditropan XL Precautions
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ditropan XL, if:
you have an allergy to Ditropan XL or other medicines;
you have angle closure glaucoma or shallow anterior chamber of the eye;
you have partial or complete intestinal blockage; stomach, intestinal or large bowel problems including colitis; or urinary tract blockage;
you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant; or you are breast-feeding.
Ditropan XL Ingredients
Active ingredient: oxybutynin hydrochloride.
Ditropan XL does not contain gluten, sucrose, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.