Bladder difficulties management with Oxybutynin
Oxybutynin is a certain type of medication which is commonlyused for the reduction of muscle spasms which occur in the bladder and theurinary tract. It can be used for the treatment of symptoms of overactivebladder. Such symptoms include increased night time urination, urine leakage,urgent urination and frequent urination. In some cases this medicament may beused for certain other medical conditions. Those who are allergic to oxybutyninshould not use it because it may trigger allergic reactions. Those who areunable to urinate, those who have some sort of blockage in the digestive tractand those who suffer from a medical condition called narrow angle glaucoma needto be very careful and need to consult the doctor before using oxynutynin forthe treatment of bladder related medical condition. Other medical conditions which may preventthe person from using oxybutynin because of an increased risk of further medicalcomplications include slow digestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease, blockagein the intestines, blockage in the stomach, ulcerative colitis, myastheniagravis, enlarged prostate, kidney disease, liver disease, glaucoma and variousdifferent sorts of stomach disorders. Dehydration and overheating should beavoided a much as possible because oxybutynin increases the risk of stroke insuch situations. In some cases it may alter the person’s vision and compromisethe reactions, so it mostly advised not to drive a car or operate any kind ofmachinery under the influence of the medication. Another big issue withoxybutynin is that it may interact with certain other types of medications. Thisis why the patient needs to inform the doctor about all prescription and overthe counter medications that he or she using before opting to use oxybutyninfor the treatment of bladder related medical conditions. Such medications mayalso include all other sorts of drugs, herbal remedies, herbal products,minerals, vitamins and all other supplements. One should never start using anynew type of medication without consulting the doctor first. Pregnant women andwomen who plan on becoming pregnant should steer clear of oxybutynin because itmay have some unwanted side effects on the unborn child. Breastfeeding mothersalso need to stay away from this type of medication because it may pass into themother’s milk and cause some unwanted negative effects on the baby. Themedication always needs to be used according to the instruction provided in theprescription label which is given by the doctor. If anything else, the patientmay take the medications according to the direction on the package. This medicationshould never be taken for periods longer than recommended by the doctor and itshould never be taken in a dosage higher than the one prescribed by the doctor.Oxybutynin always needs to be taken with a glass full of water, and it be takenwith or without food, depending on the patient’s preferences. The extendedrelease tablet should never be broken, crushed or chewed upon, it always needsto be swallowed as a whole. This is due to the fact that it is designed torelease slowly inside the body. Oxybutynin also can be taken in the liquidform. In such cases, the patient needs to carefully measure the dose with aspecial dose measuring cup or spoon. Such devices can be purchased in most wellequipped pharmacies. It is very important to take the medication always at thesame time of each day. The tablet shell of the extended release tablet is notmeant to be absorbed in the human body so it is commonly passed into the stoolwithout being dissolved. This type of medication needs to be kept at roomtemperature. It also needs to stay away from heat and moisture so it cannot bekept in the bathroom. If a person misses a dose, he or she needs to take it assoon as remembered. If the time for the next dose is near, then the dosingschedule needs to be restored starting from the next dose on. It is of utmostimportance never to double the doses in order to make up for those that havebeen missed, because that can be very dangerous. If a person suffers anoxybutynin overdose, he or she needs to seek immediate medical attention. Overdoseis usually characterized by certain symptoms such as urinating less than usual,not urinating at all, vomiting, uneven heart rate, fever, tingly feeling andrestlessness.
Side effects from Oxybutynin
As is the case with most different types of prescribedmedications, over the counter medications, herbal remedies, supplements,solutions and all other substances which are commonly used for the preventionand treatment of various sorts of ailments and medical condition, oxybutyninmay also be involved in certain side effects. Those usually include dizziness,drowsiness, blurred vision, constipation, difficulty in urination and drymouth. Some rare cases may involve severe side effects such as burningsensations associated with urination, severe stomach pain and extreme thirst.