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The safety and efficacy of DITROPAN® (oxybutynin chloride) was evaluated in a total of 199 patients in three clinical trials. These participants were treated with DITROPAN 5-20 mg/day for up to 6 weeks. Table 3 shows the incidence of adverse events judged by investigators to be at least possibly related to treatment and reported by at least 5% of patients.

Table 3 : Incidence (%) of Adverse Events Reported by ≥ 5% of Patients Using DITROPAN (5-20mg/day)

Body System Adverse Event DITROPAN
(5-20 mg/day)
(n=199)
Infections and Infestations Urinary tract infection 6.50%
Psychiatric Disorders Insomnia 5.50%
Nervousness 6.50%
Nervous System Disorders Dizziness 16.60%
Somnolence 14.00%
Headache 7.50%
Eye Disorders Blurred vision 9.60%
Gastrointestinal Disorders Dry mouth 71.40%
Constipation 15.10%
Nausea 11.60%
Dyspepsia 6.00%
Renal and Urinary Disorders Urinary Hesitation 8.50%
Urinary Retention 6.00%

The most common adverse events reported by patients receiving DITROPAN 5-20 mg/day were the expected side effects of anticholinergic agents. The incidence of dry mouth was dose-related.

In addition, the following adverse events were reported by 1 to < 5% of patients using DITROPAN (5-20 mg/day) in all studies. Infections and Infestations: nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, cystitis, fungal infection; Metabolism and Nutrition Disorders: fluid retention; Psychiatric Disorders: confusional state; Nervous System Disorders: dysgeusia, sinus headache; Eye Disorders: keratoconjunctivitis sicca, eye irritation; Cardiac Disorders: palpitations, sinus arrhythmia; Vascular Disorders: flushing; Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: nasal dryness, cough, pharyngolaryngeal pain, dry throat, sinus congestion, hoarseness, asthma, nasal congestion; Gastrointestinal Disorders: diarrhea, abdominal pain, loose stools, flatulence, vomiting, abdominal pain upper, dysphagia, aptyalism, eructation, tongue coated; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: dry skin, pruritis; Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: back pain, arthralgia, pain in extremity, flank pain; Renal and Urinary Disorders: dysuria, pollakiuria; General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: fatigue, edema peripheral, asthenia, pain, thirst, edema; Investigations: blood pressure increased, blood glucose increased, blood pressure decreased; Injury, Poisoning, and Procedural Complications: fall.

Postmarketing Surveillance

Because postmarketing adverse events are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. The following additional adverse events have been reported from worldwide postmarketing experience with

DITROPAN: Psychiatric Disorders: psychotic disorder, agitation, hallucination, memory impairment; Nervous System Disorders: convulsions; Eye Disorders: cycloplegia, mydriasis, glaucoma; Cardiac Disorders: tachycardia, QT interval prolongation; Gastrointestinal Disorders: decreased gastrointestinal motility; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: rash, decreased sweating; Renal and Urinary Disorders: impotence; Reproductive System and Breast Disorders: Suppression of lactation; General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema with airway obstruction, urticaria, and face edema; rare anaphylactic reactions requiring hospitalization for emergency treatment.