Average Rating: 3.6 (42 Ratings)

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 5  Overactive bladder and spasms F 45 2 months
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 1  Bladder spasms Not aware side effects Just didn't work to stop spasms F 65 2 days
 1  OAB/occasional leakage Severe dry mouth/throat. Acid reflux, cognitive problems, etc. After a renal ultrasound , bloodwork and urine test came back normal I seen the urologist who did not care to hear about my urinary problems. I was in his office less than 5 minutes and had a prescription handed to me. My appointment ended then. This drug did not help at all. It made me more miserable. Severe dry mouth, throat, eyes, skin. I needed water to swallow food and during sex just to avoid coughing and gagging. Chewing gum did not help. After a minute of chewing gum it would dry up and get stiff. Acid reflux following each pill. It left me forgetful and confused at times. I also had weird sensations like tingling stinging in and around vagina while taking it. It altered my vision. After contacting my Dr. concerning all this he no longer wanted to see me and referred me to someone else. The referral was never sent. No surprise. Now I wait to see another doctor. F 33 10 days
 5  Urinary incontinence after SCI Dry mouth Has stoped muscle spasms in my bladder, prevented urination, I used to have terrible sweating in the night which was gone when I went from 15mg to 30mg nightly F 23 3 years
 5  Anxiety,OCD, Social anxiety,depress I haven't experience any side effect to date. Have tried about 20 psychriatric medications and suffered for 10 years. For the first time in my life I'm benzodiazepine free ssri free and my body gradually getting the balance it needs. no highs no downs just what my body needs. M 24 2 months
 3  facial hyperhydrosis some slight difficulty in focusing due to bright light I used oxybutynin 2.5 mg ounce daily for 1 week and trust me i got on top of the world coz i finally felt like i was in some other confortable body though there was some mild expected sweating. i stopped using it but a week later the sweating has slightly increased so am planning to use it again,if any one knows what it means to have facial hyperhydrosis i just hope it does magic for others. M 24 1 weeks
 2  Frequent urination , bad at night Insomnia , No relief at all. Thirsty. For me it was Not helpfull. DisContinued. F 52 6 months
 4  Overactive bladder Queezy stomach, dry eyes, ?dizzy episodes I tried this medication because I was getting up 4 to 5 times in the night to void. Although my doctor prescribed it 5 mg. twice daily, I eliminated the morning dose and found the side effects much more managable. My getting up during the night has been reduced to 1 to 2 times. It definitely has made a difference! F 53 8 months
 5  urgency, incontinence Dry mouth, dry nasal passages. (However, I suspect that some of this dryness was caused or aggravated by a nasal valve collapse diagnosed recently, which causes me to breathe through my mouth at night.) I also experienced an inability to completely empty my bladder after about a week of continuous use of Ditropan XL, but this problem was resolved by discontinuing Ditropan for a day or two before resuming again. When I complained about these side effects, my doctor recommended a month's trial of Detrol LA (4 mg). I have compared the two for the past 2 weeks. In my experience, side effects remained the same, but Ditropan XL was much more effective at controlling bladder urgency, frequency of urination, and "accidents," both of which have resumed with Detrol. I plan to go back to taking Ditropan XL. F 63 2 years
 3  Sweaty Hands and Feet Dry mouth; blurry vision; severe drowsiness Worked at first in an amazing way. I didn't sweat at all and was completely satisfied. Have taken it now for about 2 years and symptoms have just started and they're awful. I'm considering going through sweating to be relieved of the dry mouth, drowsiness, and blurry vision F 15 2 years
 5  urgency due to ureter stent dry mouth; drowsiness This drug is the only way I can tolerate a stent for any amount of time. Without it, I can stand the stent for a matter of hours, but with it, I have gone weeks. (I have recurring kidney stones. I keep getting ureter blockages either due to stone passage or scar tissue build up.) I have been on it multiple times, including when I had a stent when I was pregnant. I recommended to my mom who was experiencing urgency as well. F 28 3 months
 4  overactive bladder/urgency very dry mouth When I wake up in the middle of the night, it feels like I don't have any saliva at all. My tongue is sticking to the top of my mouth. It has been working good. I would say I am 90% better. I am trying to deal with the dry mouth. F 39 3 months
 1  Bathroom Anxiety/OCD None. I was prescribed this medication because my anxiety/OCD had me feeling like I had to urinate all of the time. After a month of use I concluded that Ditropan significantly intensified the feeling of having to urinate. M 23 1 months
 2  Kidney stone surgery w/ stent inser Extreme dry mouth with sore throat and loss of taste and sensitivity to salt in all foods. lack of control over bladder = feeling of need to urinate often and when urinating inability to stop or ever feel empty. pain in the bladder area when not takin the drun on time. Waiting increased the pain until pain reliever was required. M 56 14 days
 4  Overactive bladder Dry mouth, drowsiness. I was taking 5 mg at bedtime, for I think 1 or 2 weeks. I had been getting up for bathroom trips 3 or 4 times a night. Since I have insomnia, the medication helped with falling asleep. However, getting up for the bathroom cancelled out any benefit from that. Things did settle down, as my doctor thought I was going "out of habit", like when you get hungry at the same times every day if you eat at those times. She said it could have been a habit from when I used to drink liquids after 6pm, so I used to have to get up. Even when I stopped drinking liquids after 6pm now, (even if I get thirsty) I still had to get up, but it finally settled down to only one time now. That's due to other things, like my age and "perimenopausal stage". It seems like I have to get up no matter how much I drink. Still, I'd rather not take this again since dry mouth is such an uncomfortable side effect. It's hard to talk, eat, and it can cause dental problems. Who needs that also?? F 46 2 weeks
 3  Bladder function Anxiety, tiredness, inability to sleep, nervousness, upset, inability to concentrate, heightened OCD, sadness. My 11 year old is taking this to relax her bladderwall due to bladder augmentation surgery. She's been on it 6 months thus far. This medicine has really changed her personality for the worse. She is much more anxious in general, to the point where she's in therapy and has been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder. She is surly, inattentive, easily distracted, has trouble concentrating, and is somewhat angry/depressed much of the time. Recently, she had the flu one morning and we didn't give her the pill, and that day she was a totally different person! nice, sweet, happy for a change, well rested, etc. AMAZING! We had suspected this before, since this personality change coincided with her start of Ditropan XL. I don't know how we are going to tell her surgeon that we don't want to take it anymore. It's just not worth it the change in personality! And we don't even know if it is helping or not until we do more bladder tests next month. If there was choice of another surgery or ta F 11 6 months
 3  urgency, incontinence None that I was aware of. F 57 365 days
 1  overactive bladder Dry mouth, depression, low sex drive, feel very nauseous in the afternoon, feel "hungover" in the mornings...still getting up to go to the bathroom 5 times a night so it isn't helping. F 48 7 days
 5  Urgency none My bladder would squeeze hard no matter if it was full or nearly empty making it impossible to not pee my pants. It was a nightmare! Ditropan has made me a normal person again - best drug ever. F 44 3 years
 5  Excessive Sweat--Whole Body A little dry mouth but nothing serious. It went away after two weeks of treatment. I love it! I had very bad body sweat from hair line to feet and it was very humiliating for me as a female. I had a bad odor and my facial sweat looked as if I had a fever. But now I have very, very little sweat if none at all. I am no longer afraid to go outdoors and I dont get the urge of overheating when standing in one spot for a long period of time. I am more confident and the most active I have ever been in my life. F 23 21 days

DITROPAN XL  (OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE):  This is a long-acting form of oxybutynin that is used to treat overactive bladder and urinary conditions. It relaxes the muscles in the bladder to help decrease problems of urgency and frequent urination. Oxybutynin belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics. This medication is also used to treat children 6 years of age and older who have an overactive bladder due to certain nerve disorders (e.g., spina bifida).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)