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Precautions and Warnings With Oxybutynin

Who Should Not Take Oxybutynin?

You should not take oxybutynin if you:
  • Are allergic to oxybutynin chloride, Ditropan, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (an eye condition).
  • Have difficulty passing urine (known medically as urinary retention). This is often caused by conditions such as an enlarged prostate.
  • Have a condition that slows the emptying of food from your stomach (known medically as delayed gastric emptying) or that severely slows down the movement of food through your digestive tract.

Precautions and Warnings With Oxybutynin: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which oxybutynin should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with oxybutynin that may apply to you.
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