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Some of the most common side effects of oxybutynin gel include a dry mouth, urinary tract infections, and skin reactions at the application site. Generally, side effects are mild and either don't require treatment or can be treated easily. There are, however, certain side effects that are potentially serious and that should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including difficulty urinating, signs of an allergic reaction, and severe constipation.

An Introduction to Oxybutynin Gel Side Effects

As with any medicine, oxybutynin gel (Gelnique) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with oxybutynin gel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of oxybutynin gel side effects with you.)

Serious Side Effects of Oxybutynin Gel

Some oxybutynin gel side effects should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These potential side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction to oxybutynin gel, such as:


    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing 


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