Anturol Gel

Generic Name: Oxybutynin

  • What is Anturol Gel?

    Anturol gel is a topical medicine (applied to the skin surface) used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder (such as inability to control urination, increased need to urinate, and urinating often).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Anturol Gel?

    Anturol can cause heat prostration (heat exhaustion) when used in a hot environment.

    Anturol can cause dizziness or blurred vision. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how Anturol affects you.

    Do not drink alcohol while on Anturol therapy. Alcohol can enhance the drowsiness caused by Anturol.

    Anturol is for external use only. If you get Anturol in your eyes, thoroughly rinse your eyes immediately with warm, clean water to flush out any Anturol.

  • Who should not take Anturol Gel?

    Do not apply Anturol if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Also, do not apply Anturol if you have urinary retention (inability to urinate normally), gastric retention (a blockage in the digestive system), or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma (high pressure in the eye).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Anturol Gel?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Anturol. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have problems emptying your bladder completely; have stomach problems (such as constipation or difficulty emptying your bowels, inflamed bowels, or gastric reflux disease or esophagitis [inflammation of the tube between your mouth and stomach]); have general muscle weakness; or are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 3 pumps (84 milligrams [mg] a day) applied once a day.

  • How should I take Anturol Gel?

    Apply Anturol exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not apply extra doses or apply more often without asking your doctor.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly apply the gel.

    Apply Anturol only to dry intact skin on your stomach area, upper arms, or thighs. It is recommended that you rotate the application sites to reduce your risk of application-site reactions. Cover the application site with clothing after the gel has dried, if you expect skin-to-skin contact between another person and the application site.

    Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after you apply Anturol.

    Anturol can be used with sunscreen.

  • What should I avoid while taking Anturol Gel?

    Do not apply Anturol on recently shaved skin, open sores, scars, tattoos, skin with rashes, breasts, or genital area.

    Anturol contains alcohol and is flammable. Avoid fire, flames, or smoking until the Anturol gel has dried.

    Do not apply any Anturol that came out while priming (to release into the air the dose that is already in the device).

    Do not take a bath, swim, shower, exercise, or get the application site wet for 1 hour after you apply Anturol.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Anturol Gel?

    If Anturol is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Anturol with the following: anticholinergics (such as dicyclomine or hyoscyamine).

  • What are the possible side effects of Anturol Gel?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: application-site itching, pain, rash, or redness; blurred vision; conjunctivitis ("pink eye"); dry mouth; urinary tract infections

  • Can I receive Anturol Gel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Anturol during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Anturol Gel?

    If you miss a dose of Anturol, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Anturol Gel?

    Store at room temperature.