Ditropan is a medication that reduces urinary tract and bladder muscle spasms in an effort to treat symptoms associated with an over active bladder, infrequent urination, urination urgency, and lack of urination control (incontinence). Ditropan functions by treating the incontinence, pain, frequency, leakage, and difficulty of urination that results from a neurogenic bladder.
Ditropan in syrup form needs to be stored away from direct light and at room temperature.
It is important to know that Ditropan can cause heat stroke and fevers due to decreased sweating. This is known as prostration. If you find yourself in a hot climate or exposed to high levels of heat, consume the necessary levels of fluids and take the necessary precautions.
If you experience diarrhea and have a colostomy or ileostomy or any other artificial bowel opening, talk to your doctor immediately. Ditropan has also been known to cause burred vision or drowsiness, refrain from operating heavy machinery or dangers activities that require you to be fully alert. Be aware that your doctor will be cautious about prescribing Ditropan if you have a nervous system disorder, acid reflux disease, liver disease, or kidney disease. Ditropan has been known to worsen symptoms of heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, enlarged prostate, overactive thyroid.
It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and the prescription closely. Ditropan is known to cause dryness in the mouth; sucking on melting ice or hard candies can help alleviate these issues. Take Ditropan 2 or 3 times a day depending on your prescription.
Do not take Ditropan if you have an oxybutynin allergy, untreated glaucoma, a digestive tract blockage, inability to urinate. Do not take Ditropan if you pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breast feeding. If you find that you are pregnant, talk to your doctor immediately.
Serious Ditropan side effects include (Seek medical attention immediately): severe stomach pain or constipation; pain or burning when you urinate; hot, dry skin and extreme thirst; or urinating less than usual or not at all.
Less serious Ditropan side effects may include: nausea, mild stomach pain or upset; dizziness, drowsiness, weakness; headache; sleep problems; dry mouth; dry eyes, blurred vision; mild constipation; diarrhea; or runny nose.
Allergic reaction symptoms include (Seek medical attention immediately): swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; hives; difficulty breathing.