Without a Prescription
Ditropan is prescribed for the treatment of overactive bladder.
Ditropan is prescribed to treat nocturnal enuresis (bed-wetting) in children.
Ditropan is prescribed to treat urinary frequency (a need to pass water often), urinary urgency (a need to pass water urgently) and urinary incontinence (a lack of control over passing water).
Ditropan works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and stopping sudden muscle contractions (spasms). This helps control the release of urine.
These symptoms are sometimes associated with conditions such as multiple sclerosis or spina bifida.
Ditropan is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you suffer from prostate problems;
- If you suffer from porphyria (a rare blood disorder);
- If you suffer from myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakening disease);
- If you suffer from high blood pressure, or hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland);
- If you suffer from hiatus hernia with reflux oesophagitis (acid reflux or heartburn);
- If you suffer from heart, liver or kidney problems;
- If you suffer from glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye);
- If you have suffered damage to the nerves that control bladder emptying;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you have been experiencing difficulty passing water;
- If you have a problem with gut motility (movement of waste through the gut) such as ulcerative colitis, paralytic ileus, or toxic megacolon;
- If you are taking any other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
- If you are currently suffering from a urinary tract infection (water infection);
Do not take Ditropan with any of the following drugs:
Possible antagonism of action:
Ditropan side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- A fast or fluttering heartbeat;
- Any difficulty in breathing or swallowing;
- Difficulty in passing urine;
- Dizziness or blurred vision;
- Dry eyes;
- Dry mouth;
- Dry skin;
- Feeling disorientated;
- Flushing of the face;
- Increased sensitivity to sunlight;
- Reduced ability to sweat;
- Skin rash;
- Swelling of the mouth or face;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Ditropan may also be known as:
- Ditropan Xl;