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What Is Oxybutynin ER Used For?

How Does Oxybutynin ER Work?

Oxybutynin ER belongs to a group of medications known as anticholinergics or antimuscarinics. It works by binding to specific receptors (called muscarinic receptors) in the bladder, helping to relax the muscles of the bladder. Since an overactive bladder is often due to bladder muscle contractions that are too frequent and uncontrollable, oxybutynin ER can help relieve many of the symptoms of an overactive bladder.

Oxybutynin ER Use in Children

Oxybutynin ER is approved to treat an overactive bladder due to neurological disorders in children as young as six years old. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using oxybutynin ER in children. Since oxybutynin ER tablets cannot be crushed or chewed, a child must be able to swallow tablets whole in order to take oxybutynin ER.

Off-Label Oxybutynin ER Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend oxybutynin ER for something other than an overactive bladder. At this time, there are no universally accepted oxybutynin ER off-label uses.
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