What Is OTC Oxybutynin Patch?
patch is the same strength as the prescription-only version. However, unlike the prescription version, which is approved for use in both men and women, the over-the-counter version is approved only for women, as the name suggests. This is because the safety and effectiveness of self-treatment, without a prescription, was studied only in women.
OTC oxybutynin patch is approved to help treat the following problems due to an overactive bladder:
- Sudden urges to urinate (known as urinary urgency)
- Frequent urination (known as urinary frequency)
- Leaking accidents (known as urinary incontinence or urge incontinence).
Just like any medicine, OTC oxybutynin patch can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Based on side effects of the prescription version, common reactions to the OTC oxybutynin patch include but are not limited to: