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Oxybutynin

Basics

Name

Oxybutynin

Pronunciation

(oks i BYOO ti nin)

Brand Names: US

  • Ditropan XL
  • Gelnique
  • Gelnique Pump [DSC]
  • Oxytrol
  • Oxytrol For Women [OTC]

Therapeutic Category

  • Antispasmodic Agent, Urinary

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Oxybutynin may be confused with oxyCODONE, OxyCONTIN

Ditropan may be confused with Detrol, diazePAM, Diprivan, dithranol

Geriatric Patients: High-Risk Medication:

Beers Criteria: Oxybutynin is identified in the Beers Criteria as a potentially inappropriate medication in patients 65 years and older due to its strong anticholinergic properties (Beers Criteria [AGS 2019]).

Other safety concerns:

Transdermal patch may contain conducting metal (eg, aluminum); remove patch prior to MRI.

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