Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet contains a medicine called Oxybutynin. It is used for the treatment of overactive bladder (a condition that causes frequent urination, sudden urge to urinate, inability to control urination, leakage of urine, etc.) in adults and children above five years of age. It is also used to treat nighttime bedwetting when other treatments have not worked in children above five years.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder (the organ in which urine is stored). This helps control the release of urine from the bladder.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet may cause side effects like dry mouth, stomach pain, constipation, nausea, indigestion, etc. These side effects may subside by themselves. However, consult your doctor if they bother you for a long time or worsen. Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to it. Avoid driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine, as it may cause drowsiness and blurred vision.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet can be taken with or without food. Take this medicine at the same time every day to maintain a constant level in your blood. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. Avoid discontinuing this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your symptoms.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet may not be suitable for everyone. Inform your doctor if you have heart, kidney, or liver problems or other medical conditions. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
Major & minor side effects for Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet
Nausea and Vomiting
Uses of Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Overactive bladder (OAB) is a condition that causes a frequent and sudden urge to urinate which may be difficult to control. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is used to treat symptoms associated with an overactive bladder.
Neurogenic Bladder, also known as Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction, is a condition in which you lack bladder control due to brain, spinal cord, or nerve problems. The symptoms include frequent urination, a sudden urge to urinate, uncontrolled leakage of urine, etc. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is used to treat the symptoms of Neurogenic Bladder.
Nocturnal Enuresis, also called bedwetting, is involuntary urination at night while sleeping. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is used in the treatment of Nocturnal Enuresis in children above five years of age.
When not to use?
Avoid taking Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet if you are allergic to it. Serious allergic reactions to this medicine are rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing difficulty, etc.
Urinary retention is a condition in which you are unable to completely empty the bladder. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended for use if you have urinary retention as it may further worsen your condition.
Gastric retention occurs when there is delayed gastric emptying, causing your stomach to take too long to empty its contents. It may occur due to surgery, gastrointestinal obstruction (a blockage that keeps food or liquid from passing through your small intestine or large intestine), severe colitis (swelling in the large intestine), etc. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended for use if you have such stomach and intestinal problems as this medicine may further worsen your condition.
Narrow angle glaucoma
Narrow-angle glaucoma is an eye condition that causes an increase in fluid pressure within the eye when the drainage canal that allows fluid to drain from the eye becomes blocked. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended for use in such cases as it may worsen your condition.
Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness of muscles and fatigue. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended for use if you have myasthenia gravis as it may further worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet may be used during pregnancy upon your doctor’s recommendation, as animal studies indicate that it does not harm your developing foetus. However, there are no human data available during pregnancy.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended for use while breastfeeding as it passes into breastmilk. Consult your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet should be used with caution if you have kidney problems as it may further worsen your condition. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your kidney function while you are taking this medicine.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended for use if you have liver problems as this medicine gets broken down in your liver. An impaired liver can lead to the accumulation of this medicine in the body and cause unwanted effects. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function while you are taking this medicine.
Driving or operating machines
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. So, avoid performing activities like driving vehicles or operating machines after taking this medicine.
When taken in high environmental temperatures, Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet may cause heat prostration (overheating of the body) due to decreased sweating. It is advised to drink an adequate amount of fluids to avoid overheating your body.
If you miss a dose of Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor in case of an overdose of Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.
Interaction with Medicine
Autonomic neuropathy occurs when the nerves that control involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, bowel and bladder emptying, etc., are damaged. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet should be used with extreme caution if you have autonomic neuropathy due to the increased risk of worsening your condition.
Central nervous system disorders
Central nervous system (CNS) disorders are disorders related to the brain and nervous system. Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet should be used with caution with extreme caution if you have Parkinson’s disease (a brain disorder that affects movement) or dementia (memory loss) as it may further worsen your condition.
Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet is not recommended if you have diarrhoea caused due to infections, as it may further worsen your condition.
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This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions. You should consult your doctor about all the possible interactions of the drugs you’re taking.
Take Oxyspas-2.5 Tablet as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than prescribed.
Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor, as it may worsen your condition.
Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects that persist or worsen.
Avoid consumption of alcohol during treatment with this medicine, as it may increase the risk of side effects.