Gelnique Gel (Oxybutynin Chloride)
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Gelnique Gel (Oxybutynin Chloride) Dosage and Side Effects
GELNIQUE is used to relieve symptoms of overactive bladder which include the frequent and urgent need to urinate with or without urine leakage.
Proper Use of this medication
GELNIQUE is a gel which contains alcohol. Gels with alcohol are flammable. Avoid fire, flame or smoking until the gel has dried.
GELNIQUE should be applied to the skin only. GELNIQUE SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN BY MOUTH.
Important: Avoid contact with eyes, nose, open sores, recently shaved skin, and skin with rashes or other areas not approved for the application of GELNIQUE.
If you apply more than the recommended dose of GELNIQUE, contact your doctor or the nearest regional Poison Control Centre.
If you miss a dose, take the next dose the following day. Do not try to make up for the missed dose.
Common side effects include dry mouth, constipation, headaches, dizziness, and a local skin reaction such as itching and redness. These reactions generally are mild and disappear after a few days. If they become worse or do not go away once you stop using GELNIQUE, tell your doctor.
Warnings and Precautions
Before you use GELNIQUE, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, especially if you have any of the following:
Difficulty in emptying bladder completely.
Constipation or difficulty in emptying bowels.
Ulcerative colitis (inflamed bowels).
Gastric reflux disease or esophagitis (inflamed esophagus, the tube between your mouth and stomach), or are taking drugs to prevent bone thinning (bisphosphonates).
Skin problems such as eczema, seborrhea, or psoriasis. GELNIQUE has not been tested on patients with these skin disorders.
Angioedema (a swelling on the face, hands, throat, and tongue) required emergency treatment has been reported with the use of oral oxybutynin.
GELNIQUE may cause sleepiness or blurred vision. Do not driving or operate machinery until you know how GELNIQUE affects you. Drinking alcoholic beverages may increase these effects.
GELNIQUE treatment may decrease sweating. You may overheat or have fever, heat stroke, or heat prostration if you are in warm or hot temperatures.
Interactions with this medication
Before you use GELNIQUE, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other anticholinergic medicines, or certain antibiotic medicines such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, or certain antifungal medicines such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, and miconazole, or any other medicines, including non-prescription medicines and supplements. During your treatment with GELNIQUE, do not start taking a new medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist.
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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.