Information about Oxybutynin

Oxybutynin Uses

Oxybutynin is used in the treatment of Overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. OAB is a collection of urinary symptoms, including frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination.

How Oxybutynin works

Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic. It works by relaxing muscles of the urinary bladder and prevents frequent, urgent or uncontrolled urination.
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Expert advice for Oxybutynin

  • Oxybutynin treats symptoms of an overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate and controlling urination.
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and carbonated drinks as they can worsen your symptoms.
  • It may cause dizziness and blurring of vision. Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Dry mouth, dry eyes, and constipation may occur as a side effect. Maintain good oral hygiene, drink water frequently, chew sugarless gum, and wear contact lenses with caution.
  • It can take up to 4 weeks before you see any improvement in your symptoms. Keep taking it as prescribed.

Frequently asked questions for Oxybutynin


Q. Is oxybutynin a controlled substance?

No, oxybutynin is not a controlled substance

Q. Is oxybutynin a diuretic, an antibiotic or a pain killer?

No, oxybutynin is not a diuretic, antibiotic or a pain killer

Q. Is oxybutynin comparable to Vesicare?

Such comparisons between drugs cannot be drawn. Therapeutic indication and application of each of the drugs are based on clinical evidences

Q. Is oxybutynin a muscle relaxer?

Oxybutynin relaxes the bladder muscle

Q. Is oxybutynin a blood thinner/ opiate/ an anticholinergic?

No, oxybutynin is not a blood thinner or an opiate. But it is an anticholinergic drug

Q. Is oxybutynin safe?

Oxybutynin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Can I take ibuprofen (advil) with oxybutynin?

There are no known interactions between ibuprofen and oxybutynin. However, please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Does oxybutynin cause constipation and bloating?

Yes, constipation is a common side effect of oxybutynin treatment. It may also cause bloating

Q. Does oxybutynin make you sleepy?

Yes, oxybutynin may make you feel sleepy

Q. Does oxybutynin cause dementia?

No, oxybutynin is not known to cause dementia, but it can interact with the drugs used for the treatment of dementia

Q. Does oxybutynin cause blurred vision/ swelling/ water retention/ weight loss/ blood pressure?

Yes, blurred vision/ swelling/ water retention are common side effects of oxybutynin treatment. However, there are no known effects of oxybutynin on body weight and blood pressure.

Q. Can I use Oxybutynin with Tamsulosin?

Oxybutynin can be taken with Tamsulosin. Tamsulosin is given along when oxybutynin alone fails to control symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Oxybutynin helps in providing relief from symptoms of overactive bladder (urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency).


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