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Ditropan Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Ditropan reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract. Ditropan and Ditropan XL, the extended-release form of the drug, treat symptoms of overactive bladder, including frequent urination, urgency and urge incontinence. It works by blocking the nerve impulses that prompt the bladder to contract. It is also used to treat the urgency, frequency, leakage, incontinence, and painful or difficult urination that may be caused by a neurogenic bladder.

Ditropan Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is one 5-milligram tablet or 1 teaspoonful of syrup taken 2 to 3 times a day, but not more than 4 times a day.
  • Children over 5 Years of Age, the usual starting dose is one 5-milligram tablet or 1 teaspoonful of syrup taken 2 times a day, but not more than 3 times a day.

Uses of Ditropan

  • Ditropan is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as frequent or urgent urination, incontinence (urine leakage), and increased nighttime.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Ditropan

Before taken Ditropan medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Ditropan. Side effects may include:

  • Constipation
  • Decreased production of tears
  • Eye paralysis
  • Hallucinations
  • Impotence
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Suppression of milk production
  • Weakness

Warnings and precautions before taking Ditropan:

  • If you have an ileostomy or colostomy and develop diarrhea while you are taking Ditropan, then you should inform your doctor immediately.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • Your doctor will prescribe Ditropan with extra caution if you have liver disease, kidney disease, digestive problems such as reflux disease, or a nervous system disorder.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Ditropan with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Ditropan with the following:

  • Alendronate (Fosamax)
  • Antibiotics such as erythromycin and clarithromycin (Biaxin)
  • Antifungal medication such as itraconazole, ketoconazole (Nizoral), and miconazole (Monistat)
  • Risedronate
  • Drugs that ease spasms, including Bentyl

After taken Ditropan if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Ditropan overdose include

  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Fever
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Paralysis
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Restlessness

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