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Oxybutynin ER

Clinical Effects

Studies have shown oxybutynin ER to be effective for overactive bladder treatment. In clinical studies, people who took the drug significantly reduced the frequency of wetting accidents, compared to people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredient). In addition, studies have shown that once-daily oxybutynin ER works just as well as short-acting oxybutynin, which must be taken several times a day.
 

When and How to Take Oxybutynin ER

General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with oxybutynin ER include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is taken just once a day.
     
  • You can take oxybutynin ER with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • These tablets are long-acting and must be swallowed whole. Do not crush, break, cut, or chew them.
     
  • Because the outer shells of oxybutynin ER tablets do not dissolve, you may notice them in your stool. This is normal and does not decrease the effectiveness of the medicine in any way.
     
  • Oxybutynin ER should be taken at the same time each day in order to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

Dosing Information

The dose of oxybutynin ER your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • How you respond to oxybutynin ER
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Oxybutynin ER Dosing for more information.)
 
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