oxybutynin - transdermal, Oxytrol (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before using oxybutynin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: active internal bleeding, severe blockage/slowed movement of the stomach/intestines (e.g., gastric retention, paralytic ileus), certain bladder problems (urinary retention), uncontrolled glaucoma (narrow-angle).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other bladder problems (bladder outflow obstruction), certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), stomach/intestinal disease (e.g., acid reflux, hiatal hernia, ulcerative colitis, intestinal atony), heart problems (e.g., coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias), high blood pressure, liver disease, kidney disease, loss of mental abilities (dementia), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), enlarged prostate, certain nervous system disorder (autonomic neuropathy).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication can cause decreased sweating. Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, saunas, or during exercise or other strenuous activities since heatstroke may occur.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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