Oxybutynin is an antimuscarinic drug that is used in treating OAB (Overactive Bladder). Oxybutynin is a tertiary amine that has spasmolytic, anesthetic and anticholinergic properties. It is administered whenever symptoms of urinary frequency present themselves, and these symptoms vary from urinary frequency or urinary urgency. The drug acts by reducing the bladder's activity. As a result, it helps in easing of symptoms and urine release.
Oxybutynin Chloride is a drug used in the treatment of bladder and urinary tract disorders. This includes overactive bladder, frequent urination, and nocturia (urinating during the night). Oxybutynin Chloride works by decreasing muscle spasms, achieved by inhibiting cholinergic receptors - M1, M2, and M3. These receptors, once activated, increase muscle tone and spasm formation. Oxybutynin deactivates these receptors.
Oxybutynin Chloride, due to its antispasmodic effects, cannot be administered in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma or in patients with an intestinal blockage. The medicine is administered orally though it may also be administered via a transdermal patch.
Common side effects with Oxybutynin Chloride include dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, blurred vision, and dizziness.