Ditropan is used for relieving symptoms of bladder problems (urinary urgency, frequency, or leakage, loss of bladder control, and painful urination). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Use Ditropan as directed by your doctor. Take Ditropan with or without a meal. Take Ditropan on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Ditropan at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Before taking Ditropan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances, if you are allergic to any ingredient in Ditropan, if you have trouble urinating or have very poor health, have a history of heart problems (eg, heart failure, fast or irregular heartbeat), high blood pressure, nervous system problems, esophagus problems (eg, reflux disease, inflammation), stomach or bowel problems (eg, colitis, inflammation), or hiatal hernia, if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, myasthenia gravis, an enlarged prostate, an overactive thyroid, or glaucoma, or if you are at risk for glaucoma, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast–feeding. It is not known if Ditropan can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Ditropan while you are pregnant. It is not known if Ditropan is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast–feeding while you use Ditropan, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. Some medicines may interact with Ditropan. Therefore tell your doctor of all prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement that you are taking. Do not take Ditropan if you have bladder blockage or you have uncontrolled narrow–angle glaucoma. Check with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using Ditropan. Ditropan may cause decreased sweating. Do not become overheated in hot weather or while you are being active, heatstroke may occur. Contact your doctor if you have been exposed to high temperatures and you develop fever, flushing, hot, dry skin, severe or persistent headache, dizziness, sudden fatigue, fast heartbeat, seizures, or fainting. Ditropan may cause dry mouth. Use Ditropan with caution in the elderly. They may be more sensitive to its effects. Ditropan should be used with extreme caution in children younger than 5 years old, safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember. However if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the Missed Dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the Possible Side Effects are- Blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes, nose, skin, or mouth, headache, indigestion, nausea, stomach pain, taste changes, trouble sleeping Contact your doctor if any of these or other side effects occur. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, you should seek medical attention immediately- allergic reactions (rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue), confusion, difficult or painful urination, fast or irregular heartbeat, fever, hallucinations, seizures, swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet, vision problems.
Store Ditropan at 59 – 86 °F (15 – 30 °C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Ditropan out of the reach of children.
If overdose is suspected seek medical attention immediately. Some of the symptoms of Ditropan overdose are- coma, delirium, fever, flushing, hallucinations, irregular heartbeat, paralysis, seizures, severe or persistent dizziness or headache, tremor, trouble breathing, vomiting.
Ditropan may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision. These effects may worsen if Ditropan is taken with alcohol or certain other medications. Use Ditropan with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to this drug. If your symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. Ditropan should be used only by the patient for whom it has been prescribed. Do not take less or more or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
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