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When and How to Take It

General considerations for when and how to take oxybutynin include the following:
  • The medication comes in tablet and syrup form. It is usually taken by mouth two to four times daily.
  • The syrup form may be especially useful for children or adults who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
  • You can take oxybutynin with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Oxybutynin should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Oxybutynin will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dose of oxybutynin your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you respond to the drug
  • 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 instructs you to do so.
(Click Oxybutynin Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Oxybutynin may interact with a number of other medications (see Oxybutynin Drug Interactions).

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose of oxybutynin would likely cause the usual side effects, but perhaps more severely. In some cases, the symptoms may be quite dangerous.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Ditropan Overdose for more information.)
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