Drug Class: What is Ditropan and why is it prescribed?
Ditropan Mechanism: How does Ditropan work?
Ditropan Dosage: How should you take Ditropan
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Ditropan
Special information on Ditropan
Ditropan side effects
|Drug Class: What is Ditropan and why is it prescribed?|
|Generic Ditropan relaxes the bladder muscle and reduces spasms. Generic Ditropan is used to treat the urgency, frequency, leakage, incontinence, and painful or difficult urination caused by a neurogenic bladder (altered bladder function due to a nervous system abnormality).|
|Ditropan Mechanism: How does Ditropan work?|
| It exerts direct antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle and inhibits the muscarinic action of acetylcholine on smooth muscle.
It also has a
Generic Ditropan exerts direct antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle and inhibits the muscarinic action of acetylcholine on smooth muscle.
Generic Ditropan also has a moderate anticholinergic effect, but exerts four to ten times the antispasmodic effect.
|Ditropan Dosage: How should you take Ditropan|
The usual 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
Generic Ditropan XL
Take this medicine on an empty stomach. If it upsets your stomach, it may be taken with food.
Generic Ditropan overdose:
Overdose with Generic Ditropan has been associated with anticholinergic effects including CNS excitation, flushing, fever, dehydration, cardiac arrhythmia, vomiting, and urinary retention.
Ingestion of 100 mg Generic Ditropan in association with alcohol has been reported in a 13 year old boy who experienced memory loss, and a 34 year old woman who developed stupor, followed by disorientation and agitation on awakening, dilated pupils, dry skin, cardiac arrhythmia, and retention of urine. Both patients fully recovered with symptomatic treatment.
If you miss a Generic Ditropan dose:
Generic Ditropan Storage instructions:
Generic Ditropan Preparations:
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Ditropan|
If Generic Ditropan is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either may be increased, decreased or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Generic Ditropan with alcohol or sedatives such as Halcion or Restoril because increased drowsiness may occur. You should also check with your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
|Special information on Ditropan|
Most important fact about Generic Ditropan
Special Precautions if you are pregnant or breast feeding
Generic Ditropan should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
There is no information available about the safety of Generic Ditropan during pregnancy, therefore it is not recommended for use during pregnancy, unless considered essential by your doctor.
Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Generic Ditropan may pass into breast milk. It should not be used by breastfeeding mothers. Seek medical advice from your doctor.
Generic Ditropan may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant.
Special Warnings about Generic Ditropan
Generic Ditropan may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Driving or operating dangerous machinery or participating in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness is not recommended until you know how this medication affects you.
Your doctor will prescribe Generic Ditropan with caution if you have liver disease, kidney disease, digestive problems such as reflux disease, or a nervous system disorder.
Generic Ditropan may aggravate the symptoms of overactive thyroid, heart disease or congestive heart failure, irregular or rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, or enlarged prostate.
After taking Generic Ditropan XL, you may notice something like a tablet in your stool. This is not a cause for concern. The outer coating of the extended release tablet sometimes fails to dissolve along with the contents.
|Ditropan side effects|
|Why Generic Ditropan should not be prescribed?
You should not take Generic Ditropan if you have certain types of untreated glaucoma (excessive pressure in the eye), partial or complete blockage of the gastrointestinal tract, or paralytic ileus (obstructed bowel).
Generic Ditropan should also be avoided if you have severe colitis (inflamed colon), myasthenia gravis (abnormal muscle weakness), or urinary tract obstruction (inability to urinate).
Generic Ditropan is usually not prescribed for the elderly or debilitated.
Do not take Generic Ditropan if you are sensitive or have ever had an allergic reaction to it. Make sure your doctor is aware of any allergic reactions you have experienced.
Possible Generic Ditropan side effects
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Generic Ditropan.
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