Ditropan Essay

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Brand name: Ditropan Generic Name: Oxybutynin Ditropan belongs to the drug classification known as antispasmodics. It is used for treatment of urinary conditions such as an overactive bladder. This medication relaxes the muscles in the bladder to decrease problems associated with frequent urination, urgency,abnormal increased sweating(hyperhidrosis), pain or difficultly in urination (dysuria), and in males an infection or inflammation of the prostate (prostasis). Ditropan is an oral medication usually taken 2-3 times a day. This may be taken with or on an empty stomach and its dosage depends on your medical condition and response to its therapy. The length of treatment will be determined by your doctor. Ditropan has many side effects. These side effects may include dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, dry eyes, nausea, headache, diarrhea, stomach pain, constipation. Relief of some of the symptoms such as dry mouth by using a saliva substitute, sucking on hard candy, drinking plenty of fluids. Use artificial tears or lubricants to help with dry eyes. Makes sure you have plenty of exercise, fluid, and adequate amount of fiber in your diet to prevent constipation. If this happens you may try taking a laxative or stool softener.…show more content…
Some medications may interact with Ditropan. These may include anticholinergic drugs such as glycopyrrolate, and atropine, antispasmodic such as propantheline and dicyclomine, anti-Parkinson’s such as benztropine, antfungals and antibiotics such as ketoconazole and
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