We are glad that my husband's urologist prescribed Oxytrol transdermal patches. It was very effective that we were really amazed.
My husband has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Most MS patients have bladder control problem as one of the effects of the illness. As to my husband's condition, he always had that urgency to go to the toilet almost every hour. At times, he needed to rush every half an hour. The truth was, his bladder was not yet full. He did not really need to go and pee, but the feeling of urgency was always there. At first, we thought that it was due to his blood sugar as most diabetic experience feeling of urgency as well according to the doctor. My husband underwent the necessary test but his blood sugar was good. Thus, our family doctor referred him to the urologist.
Oxytrol, also known as Oxybutynin Transdermal Drug Delivery System helped my husband relieved that feeling of urgency. I needed to put on the patch on his lower half - like abdomen, hip or buttock, alternately. I had to replace the patch with a new one every four days as recommended by his urologist. Some patients have to replace patches every day or couple of days depending on the dosage required. Each patch contains 36 mg oxybutynin.
From the very first day that my husband had this patch on his hip, he already noticed the big difference. He didn't need to run to the toilet. The feeling of urgency every half an hour or every hour was gone. It was such a big relief for him because he can take his time walking from where he is to the toilet, considering that he has difficulty walking even with a walking frame.
The only problem that my husband experienced while using Oxytrol are the rashes that the patch caused on his skin. The doctor and the pharmacist recommended applying moisturizer and anti-itch lotion but the rashes are still red and itchy. Lucky though, my husband did not need to use it for a long time. After a month of using it and having all those extremely itchy rashes, his doctor replaced it with a tablet form. It was just that the urologist resorted to the patch form first because he said that it is the safest form of medication.
Overall, Oxytrol really did a good job in relieving my husband's problem about poor bladder control. Thus, my husband did not need to resort to oral tablets which are stronger medications with corresponding side effects.