Sunday, August 11, 2013

Great News with Women with overactive bladder

Oxytrol is a patch applied to the skin every four days.
Belongs to a class of Drugs called anticholinergics

How does it work ??
This medication works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder. It helps to reduce bladder spasms, the urge to pass urine, and the frequency of urination.

Where to apply the patch ??
The patch should be applied to clean, dry, and smooth skin on the abdomen (stomach area), hips, or buttocks. Avoid the waistline area, since tight clothing may rub against the patch. The area of skin where the patch is applied should not be oily, irritated, cut, scraped, or have other skin problems. When applying a new patch, use a different area of skin from the most recent patch site. Do not use the same area for the patch for at least 1 week. Once a patch is removed from its protective pouch, apply it right away.

How to apply the patch??
Remove the first piece of protective liner
Place the patch, adhesive face down, firmly on the skin.
Bend the patch in half and gently roll the remaining part onto the skin using the tips of the fingers. As the patch is rolled in place, the second piece of the protective liner should move off the patch.
Apply firm pressure over the surface of the patch to make sure the patch stays on.

Important Need to know information:

Contact with water while bathing, swimming, showering, or exercising will not change the way that the patch works.

If the patch partly or completely falls off, press it back in place. If the patch does not stay on, throw it away. You should then put on a new patch in a different area, but continue to follow your original application schedule. If you forget to change your patch after 3 or 4 days, remove the old patch, put on a new patch in a different area, and continue to follow your original application schedule.

Do not use Patch if
are allergic to oxybutynin or any of the ingredients of the medication, including the adhesive material (in the patch form)
have acute blood loss that compromises the heart or circulation
loss of tone of intestinal muscles due to aging or debilitation
have intestinal obstruction
dilated large intestine
have myasthenia gravis
have blocked urine flow
have partial or complete obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract or are at risk for this condition
have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma or are at risk for this condition
have urinary retention or obstruction or are at risk for these conditions

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