Ditropan Product Description
Ditropan is an antispasmodic agent, which provides a relaxing effect on the bladder detrusor muscle (the muscle contracting the bladder). The drug reduces the frequency of spontaneous contractions of the detrusor muscle, controls sudden urge to empty the bladder and increases its capacity.
This antispasmodic drug is prescribed to children above 5 years old, adults, and elderly patients for treatment of:
- urinary incontinence (nocturnal enuresis)
- overactivity of the detrusor urinae muscle (mild leaking urine, bed wetting)
Ditropan does not provide blocking effects on the autonomic ganglia and skeletal neuromuscular junctions. Maximum concentration of Ditropan in the blood is reached in 45-60 minutes. Usually, the half-life takes about 2 hours, in the elderly patients the half-life of Ditropan is increased.
For the treatment of bladder disorders, the adult patients are indicated with one 5mg tablet Ditropan two or three times a day (10 to 15mg of the antispasmodic drug). The maximum recommended dose is four Ditropan tablets of 5mg (20mg) per day.
The therapeutic dose of Ditropan for children is 10mg per day (2 pills of the antispasmodic drug), divided into two equal doses. The maximum daily dose of Ditropan should not exceed 15mg.
A missed dose of Ditropan should be taken as soon as possible, when you remember about it. In case it is almost time for your next dose of the antispasmodic agent, the missed dose should not be taken. Just adhere to your regular dosing schedule, without doubling the dose of Ditropan.
The patient should take Ditropan daily at consistent time and avoid missing pills. During Ditropan application, the patient should avoid excessive physical activity or the intake of the antispasmodic drug at high ambient temperature.
Ditropan should be stored in a tightly closed container, protected from bright light at room temperature up to 30°C.
Ditropan Safety Information
Some patients, after the administration of the first dose of Ditropan, may observe allergic reactions, such as swollen lips, swollen face, or edema of the upper respiratory tract. In case of symptoms of allergy, Ditropan application should be immediately stopped and appropriate therapy for airway management should be started.
Health-related information, contained in the review of Ditropan, should not be considered to substitute for medical advice of the family doctor or therapist. The online pharmacy shall not be liable for any consequences, caused from the use of the information on the antispasmodic therapy and Ditropan.
Ditropan Side Effects
The drug therapy with Ditropan may cause such undesirable effects, as headache, blurred vision, constipation, somnolence, dry skin, dizziness and nausea. Changed doses of Ditropan may cause dry mouth and some other undesirable effects. Besides these said undesirable effects, less than 6% of patients may experience confusion as reported during clinical investigations of Ditropan. Under 1% of patients, taking Ditropan, may observe such side effects as: mood changes, chest pain, rash, difficulty swallowing, nose bleed, anorexia, syncope and weakness.