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Name of the medicinal product
Oxybutynin, breakable tablet Oxybutynin hydrochloride
Please read this leaflet carefully before taking Oxybutynin as it contains important information for you.
* Keep this leaflet. You might need to read it again.
- · If you have any other questions, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
- · Oxybutynin has been prescribed to you personally. Do not give it to other people. It could be harmful to them, even if the signs of their illness are identical to yours.
- · If you experience any side effects, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This also applies to any adverse reactions that are not mentioned in this leaflet. See section 4.
What does this leaflet contain?
- 1. What is Oxybutynin, breakable tablet and what is it used for?
- 2. What information do I need to know before taking Oxybutynin, breakable tablet?
- 3. How to take Oxybutynin, breakable tablet?
- 4. What are the possible side effects?
- 5. How to store Oxybutynin, breakable tablet?
- 6. Contents of the package and other information.
1. WHAT IS Oxybutynin, Breakable tablet AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Pharmacotherapeutic class: urological / urinary antispasmodic drug
Oxybutynin hydrochloride belongs to two groups of drugs called "anticholinergics" and "antispasmodics".
Oxybutynin hydrochloride works by helping to reduce muscle spasms in the bladder. It is these spasms that make you feel that you need to urinate often. Oxybutynin therefore has the effect of relaxing the bladder muscle so that it can hold more urine, which reduces the frequent need to urinate. Thus, Oxybutynin can be used to treat conditions in which you are unable to control your bladder normally. This phenomenon may be of unknown origin or may be due to a disorder affecting the nerves of the bladder.
Oxybutynin hydrochloride can be used in adults and children 5 years of age or older to treat :
- * loss of control during urination (urinary incontinence) ;
- * increased need to urinate or urgent need to urinate ;
- * nocturnal enuresis (involuntary emission of urine during the night), when other treatments have not worked.
2. WHAT IS THE INFORMATION TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING Oxybutynin, breakable tablet?
Never take Oxybutynin, breakable tablet :
- · if you are allergic to oxybutynin or to any of the other ingredients contained in Oxybutynin (mentioned in section 6 ;
- * if you have difficulty urinating ;
- · if you have a serious bowel disease called ulcerative colitis, or if you notice blood and mucus in your stool ;
- · if you suffer from a lazy bowel, if you are constipated or have a bowel problem (your bowel is blocked, perforated or not working properly) ;
- · if you suffer from a disease that causes muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) ;
- · if you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) ;
- · if you have a heart condition causing an accelerated or irregular heartbeat
- * if you have been told that you have a disease that causes hardening of the brain tissues (cerebral sclerosis).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Oxybutynin, breakable tablet :
- · if you are elderly (65 years or older), as you may be more sensitive to the effects of Oxybutynin ;
- * if the person taking Oxybutynin is a child (use is not recommended before 5 years of age) ;
- · if you have heart or blood vessel disease, or hypertension ;
- · if you have an irregular heartbeat and/or an increased heart rate or a rapid heartbeat ;
- · if you have liver, kidney or bowel disease problems ;
- · if you suffer from a disease affecting the nervous system ;
- · if your thyroid is overactive (hyperthyroidism) ;
- · if you have a fever or if you are taking Oxybutynin in a hot climate because oxybutynin may increase your risk of heat stroke ;
- · if you have an enlarged prostate ;
- · if you have indigestion or heartburn due to a hiatal hernia (valve above the stomach that closes incorrectly) ;
- · if you have a urinary tract infection, which should be treated before starting treatment with oxybutynin.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms apply to you.
Children and adolescents
Other medicines and Oxybutynin, breakable tablet
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or may be taking any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription, herbal medicines or any of the following medicines :
- * antihistamine drugs to relieve allergic symptoms ;
- * anticholinergic or antimuscarinic drugs such as certain medications for irritable bowel syndrome, for asthma or for incontinence, for motion sickness or for movement disorders associated with Parkinson's disease ;
- * medicines to treat depression for example amitriptyline, imipramine or dosulepine (tricyclic antidepressants) ;
- * medicines to treat mental disorders for example clozapine, phenothiazines, butyrophenones ;
- * medicines for "heartache" (nausea) for example metoclopramide, domperidone ;
- * medicines containing atropine ;
- * disopyramide or quinidine, digitalis used to treat an irregular heartbeat ;
- * dipyridamole, used to prevent blood clots and stroke ;
- * medicines to prevent certain viral infections or treat Parkinson's disease for example levodopa, biperiden, procyclidine, amantadine ;
- * medicines that dissolve on the tongue, for example glycerol trinitrate (trinitrine) tablets) for angina pectoris, as oxybutynin hydrochloride can lead to dry mouth so that the tablets may not dissolve properly ;
- * digoxin, used to treat heart problems ;
- * medicines to treat myasthenia gravis: neostigmine or pyridostigmine ;
- * medicines to treat HIV infections: ritonavir, indinavir or saquinavir ;
- * ketoconazole or itraconazole, used to treat fungal infections ;
- * clarithromycin or telithromycin, used to treat bacterial infections. ;
Oxybutynin, tablet that can be split with food, drinks and alcohol.
Oxybutynin hydrochloride can be taken on an empty stomach; however, if you have stomach problems, take it with meals or with a glass of milk.
Drinking alcohol can increase the drowsiness caused by oxybutynin.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you think you may be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Oxybutynin.
Oxybutynin should only be given to pregnant women if the benefits to the mother are greater than the risks to the baby. Talk to your doctor about it first.
Do not breastfeed while you are taking oxybutynin because small amounts of oxybutynin hydrochloride can pass into breast milk.
Driving vehicles and using machines
You should not drive or operate machinery if you feel dizzy or have blurred vision while you are on Oxybutynin treatment.
Oxybutynin, breakable tablet contains lactose.
If your doctor has informed you of an intolerance to certain sugars, contact him before taking Oxybutynin.
3. HOW TO TAKE Oxybutynin, breakable tablet?
Always take Oxybutynin exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
Method of administration
Swallow the tablets with a glass of water on an empty stomach. If the tablets cause stomach pain, take them with meals or with milk.
Make regular appointments with your dentist because oxybutynin can cause dry mouth which can increase the risk of cavities.
Adults: The initial dose is 2.5 mg of oxybutynin hydrochloride two or three times a day. The recommended dose is one Oxybutynin tablet two or three times a day. The doctor may increase this dose to a maximum dose of 5 mg four times a day.
Elderly patients: A lower starting dose of 2.5 mg of oxybutynin hydrochloride twice a day is recommended, as elderly or frail patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Oxybutynin. The doctor may increase this dose to a maximum dose of one Oxybutynin tablet twice a day.
Use in children and adolescents
Do not give Oxybutynin to children under 5 years of age.
For children over 5 years of age, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg of oxybutynin hydrochloride twice a day. The doctor may increase this dose to one Oxybutynin tablet two or three times a day. Give your child the last dose just before bedtime.
If you have taken more Oxybutynin, breakable tablet than you should have
If you take more Oxybutynin tablets, breakable tablet than you should, contact your doctor or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital immediately. Take the medicine box with you.
Taking too many Oxybutynin tablets, breakable tablet can be very dangerous. You may become very agitated or excited, have flushing or dizziness. Your heart rate could become very fast, irregular and violent. You may have problems breathing, feel numb, or be in a coma.
If you forget to take Oxybutynin, breakable tablet
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if the time for the next dose is close, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you forgot to take.
If you stop taking Oxybutynin, breakable tablet
Keep taking your Oxybutynin tablets, until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking your tablets, even if you feel better.
If you have any further questions about the use of Oxybutynin, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse for more information.
4. WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS?
Like all medicines, Oxybutynin can cause side effects, but not everybody gets them.
In some cases, these effects may disappear if your doctor reduces your dosage.
If you experience any of these serious side effects, stop taking Oxybutynin and go to the doctor or hospital immediately :
Common (can affect up to 1 in 10 people) :
- · you have problems or difficulty urinating.
Undetermined frequency (the frequency cannot be estimated from the available data) :
- · you have a severe allergic reaction with swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat that can cause problems swallowing or breathing (Angioedema) ;
- · you sweat less, which leads to heat stroke in hot environments and can cause heat stroke ;
- · you have an increase in pressure in the eye (glaucoma). If you notice a sudden change in your eyesight, go see an ophthalmologist immediately ;
- · you have urinary tract infections (symptoms include pain and burning sensation when urinating) ;
- · you have seizures ;
- · you have a partial obstruction of the intestine: you have difficulty or are not able to have a bowel movement, or you feel bloating or have a painful stomach.
Other adverse reactions
Very common (may affect more than one in 10 people) :
Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, dry skin, constipation, nausea.
Common (can affect up to 1 in 10 people) :
Feeling of confusion, dry eye, redness of the face (more common in children than in adults), diarrhea, vomiting.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) :
Decreased appetite, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, stomach upset.
Undetermined frequency (the frequency cannot be estimated from the available data) :
Inability to remain calm, restlessness, depression, bad dreams, feelings of anxiety, paranoia or hallucinations (seeing, smelling or hearing things that are not there), difficulty learning, perceiving and solving problems, dependence on Oxybutynin. Elderly people may be more sensitive to these side effects.
Other possible side effects include changes in visual acuity, faster or irregular heartbeat, disorientation, stomach pain and heartburn, which usually occur after meals or at night and worsen when you bend over (gastroesophageal reflux disease), impotence. , allergic skin reactions such as a rash, itching or increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun (photosensitivity).
Declaration of side effects
If you experience any side effects, tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This also applies to any adverse reactions that are not mentioned in this leaflet.
By reporting adverse reactions, you are helping to provide more information about the safety of Oxybutynin.
5. HOW TO STORE Oxybutynin, breakable tablet?
Keep Oxybutynin out of the sight and reach of children.
Store at a temperature not exceeding 77°F.
Wafers: to be kept in the original packaging in order to protect from light.
Bottle: keep in the bottle tightly closed to protect from light.
Do not use Oxybutynin after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the vial after EXP. The expiration date refers to the last day of this month.
Do not throw any medicine down the drain or with household waste. Ask your pharmacist to dispose of medicines that you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Oxybutynin, breakable tablet contains
The active substance is oxybutynin hydrochloride 5 mg for a breakable tablet.
The other components are : lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, calcium stearate, indigo carmine (aluminum lacquer) (E132).
What is Oxybutynin, breakable tablet and contents of the pack
Oxybutynin is available in the form of a breakable tablet. Blue tablet, round, bearing the inscriptions "OB/5" on one side and "G" on the other side.
The tablet can be divided into two equal doses.
Oxybutynin, breakable tablet is available in a bottle of 20, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 90, 100, 250 and 500 and in blisters of 20, 30, 50, 56, 60, 84, 90 and 100.
Not all presentations may be marketed.