OXYTROL is the first and only transdermal
system (skin patch) to treat overactive bladder (OAB). OXYTROL's
transdermal delivery system delivers
oxybutynin, a medication
widely accepted and prescribed in oral formulations for almost 30 years,
into your bloodstream. Since the drug is delivered into your bloodstream
through your skin, it bypasses the initial metabolism
process in the liver and the stomach as seen with oral therapies.
OXYTROL offers OAB patients continuous
bladder control with a low incidence
of drying side efffects, such as dry mouth and constipation.
OXYTROL is a thin, flexible and clear patch that
should be applied to the abdomen, hip or buttock twice weekly and
provides continuous and consistent delivery of oxybutynin
over a three to four day interval. Each patch is sealed in its own protective pouch. When you
are ready to put on the OXYTROL patch, tear open the pouch and remove the patch. Apply the
patch to your skin right away. Do not keep or store the patch outside the sealed pouch. OXYTROL
can be worn during normal activities, including bathing, swimming, showering, or exercising.
More than 33 million Americans suffer from
OAB. OAB makes it hard to control when you urinate
(pass water). OAB can make you urinate more often (increased frequency)
or make you feel the need to urinate often (urgency).
OAB can also lead to accidental urine loss (leaking or wetting oneself).
If you or someone you know has these symptoms of OAB, there is hope
with an option called OXYTROL.
If you have any questions about OXYTROL, ask
your doctor. Only your doctor can determine if OXYTROL is right