If you are fed up with the constant urge to run to the washroom or having to plan your outings by knowing where the public washrooms are located, talk to your doctor about Oxytrol Patch to treat an overactive bladder. Oxytrol Patch contains Oxybutynin, an anticholinergic medicine that comes in a transdermal patch that you can apply and know that you will receive continuous treatment that will allow you relief from the constant feeling you have to urinate.
When applied as directed, Oxytrol Patch relaxes the detrusor muscle which is located in your bladder wall. This is achieved by blocking cholinergic receptors on the surface of the muscle cells so acetylcholine cannot bind to them and cause the spasms or contractions that give you the sensation of having to urinate even though you know your bladder is empty. Each Oxytrol Patch contains a total of 36mgs of medication that is delivered slowly into your bloodstream.
Overactive bladder, also called urge or urinary incontinence, is more common in women over the age of forty because the muscles that control urination weaken over the years. Having an unstable bladder may be due to a spinal cord injury that has affected your nerve supply, or a result of a medical condition that involves your nervous system, such as spina bifida or multiple sclerosis. Whatever the reason, it can be embarrassing if you are unable to reach a washroom in time, or cough or sneeze unexpectedly. Oxytrol Patch is convenient, inconspicuous, and only needs replacing every three to four days.
If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, you should discuss any possible harmful effects to your unborn or nursing baby before applying Oxytrol Patch. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and provide a list of any current OTC or prescription drugs you are taking, including homeopathic remedies or dietary and vitamin supplements. This will help your doctor determine if Oxytrol Patch is safe for you to use.
Applying a second Oxytrol Patch will not make your treatment more effective. Do not cut the Oxytrol Patch to try and make your Rx last longer as your symptoms may return. Until you know how the Oxytrol Patch will affect you, use caution operating a vehicle, machinery, or any task that requires you to be alert. Once you remove the old patch, use a new area of skin to apply your next Oxytrol Patch to reduce the risk of a skin irritation.