Ditropan General Information
Ditropan (generic name: oxybutynin; brand names include: Cystran) is used to decrease the urgency and the frequency of urination.
Ditropan 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 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 is non-addictive.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Ditropan 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 by mouth with or without food. Swallow Ditropan with a glass of water.
Take Ditropan on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Ditropan at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Continue to take Ditropan 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.
If you miss a dose of Ditropan, 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.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Ditropan, if:
you have an allergy to Ditropan 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.
Active ingredient: oxybutynin hydrochloride.
Ditropan does not contain gluten, sucrose, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.