Ditropan is a medicinal drug used to treat certain bladder and urinary conditions like overactive bladder. This active ingredient belongs to a group of drugs known as anticholinergics/antimuscarinics. This drug relaxes muscles in the bladder to reduce sudden urge to urinate. This medicine is manufactured by one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is offered in a conventional tablet form. The dosage available is 5 mg.
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Active Ingredient: The main active component Oxybutynin Chloride is an active component. It has an antimuscarinic and antispasmodic properties. This drug blocks muscarinic receptors in smooth muscle, to inhibit the acetylcholine binding and subsequent reduction of involuntary muscle contractions. This active component is indicated to reduce bladder contractions by relaxing bladder smooth muscle. This is an antispasmodic used for the treatment of overactive bladder. It plays the role of a muscarinic antagonist, a muscle relaxant, an antispasmodic drug, a parasympatholytic, a calcium channel blocker and a local anaesthetic.
Indications: Oxybutynin composed medication is indicated to treat certain bladder and urinary conditions like overactive bladder. This effective drug relaxes the muscles in the bladder to help reduce problems of urgency and frequent urination. Ditropan belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics.
Action Mechanism: Given medication is an antispasmodic drug, which is also called anticholinergics/antimuscarinics. Ditropan works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder. This reduces sudden need to urinate, having to urinate often, and leaking in between bathroom visits.
Dosages: This medicine is available for oral consumption in a dosage as follows:
- 5 mg: It shall be taken 2-3 times a day, or as directed by the doctor. It may be taken with or without food
Note: This drug is not recommended in children younger than 5 years of age.