Oxybutynin gel is a prescription drug licensed to treat overactive bladder symptoms. This medication is the first overactive bladder medication available in the form of a skin gel. It is applied to the skin once daily and works by helping the bladder muscles relax. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects can occur and include things such as a dry mouth, urinary tract infections, and skin reactions at the application site.
What Is Oxybutynin Gel?Oxybutynin gel (Gelnique™) is a prescription medication approved to treat an overactive bladder. It is unique as the first overactive bladder medication to be available in the form of a skin gel.
What Are the Side Effects?As with any medicine, oxybutynin gel can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. 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. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of oxybutynin gel include, but are not limited to:
- Dry mouth
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs, such as a bladder infection)
- Skin reactions at the application site.
(Click Side Effects of Oxybutynin Gel to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)