Oxybutynin OTC Drugs

OTC oxybutynin patch (Oxytrol® For Women) is available without a prescription and can help treat the symptoms of an overactive bladder. This medicine is approved for women who are at least 18 years old.
Belonging to a group of drugs called anticholinergics or antimuscarinics, OTC oxybutynin patch works by binding to certain receptors in the bladder, helping to control the bladder muscles.
The dosing guidelines for OTC oxybutynin patches are the same for everyone -- apply one patch to the the skin of the abdomen (stomach), hips, or buttocks every four days. Do not apply the patch to the same spot twice in a row. Side effects are possible and may include constipation, dry mouth, and redness or itching at the application site.
(For more information on this drug, click OTC Oxybutynin Patch. This article provides more details on how this drug works, who it is designed for, and why it may not be appropriate for some people.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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