What is Oxybutynin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Oxybutynin is anti-cholinergic drug used to relieve urinary and bladder difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination (urge incontinence), by decreasing muscle spasms of the bladder. It is available in oral form, extended release and as a transdermal patch.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 339 111
Urinary urgency 170 81
Incontinence 96 35
urinary incontinence 55 42
Frequent urination 40 18
Urinary incontinence 32 16

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 27
Moderate 56
Mild 65
None 118

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxybutynin

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 68
Constipation 11
Dry eyes 9
Blurry vision 7
Dry mouth at night 5
Urinary hesitancy 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxybutynin

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 39
5 mg daily 25
15 mg daily 12
5 mg twice daily 10
5 mg three times daily 5
30 mg daily 4
2.5 mg twice daily 3
20 mg daily 3
5mg as needed 3
2.5 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Oxybutynin

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 79
Other 51
Doctor's advice 49
Side effects too severe 47
Course of treatment ended 12
Change in health plan coverage 8
Expense 6
Personal research 4
See all 202 patients who've stopped taking Oxybutynin

Duration

Currently taking Oxybutynin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 35
5 - 10 years 35
10 years or more 22

Stopped taking Oxybutynin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 23
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 207
Usually 33
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 11
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 220
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 4
$25-49 10
< $25 159
Not specified 91

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxybutynin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 6
Tolterodine (Detrol LA) 4
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 2
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
Darifenacin (Enablex) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxybutynin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 7
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 5
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 4
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 3
Trospium (Sanctura) 2

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching to

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43 patient evaluations for Oxybutynin

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 16, 2017 (Started May 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Urinary urgency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 30, 2016 (Started May 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Urinary urgency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
dmitts1
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dmitts1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 24, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neurogenic bladder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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ltbeauti
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See ltbeauti's full Oxybutynin history

Aug 31, 2015 (Started Feb 24, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Urinary urgency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Urinary retention)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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