This medication is used to treat an overactive bladder. Oxybutynin improves your ability to control your urination by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom. This medication belongs to the class of drugs known as antispasmodics.
How to use
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using oxybutynin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Apply the gel from 1 packet (about the size of a nickel) as directed to an area of skin on the shoulders/upper arms, abdomen, or thigh usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Do not apply the gel to open sores, areas with a rash, recently shaved, irritated, or oily skin, or to where lotions or powders have been applied. Gently rub into your skin until it dries. Do not continue rubbing after the gel has dried. This medication may be used before or after applying sunscreen.
Oxybutynin gel is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting the gel in the eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands with soap and water after applying this medication. If the gel gets in your eyes, rinse your eyes right away with warm, clean water. Discard the used packet safely away from children and pets.
Apply the gel to a different area of skin with each dose. This will decrease skin reactions.
Allow this medication to dry completely on the skin before getting dressed. Cover the area to prevent spreading the medication through skin contact. If contact occurs, immediately wash the area with soap and water. After applying the gel, wait 1 hour before exercising, bathing, showering, swimming, or getting the application area wet to make sure all the drug is absorbed. This medication contains alcohol. Avoid smoking and open flame until the gel has dried.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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