DITROPAN is very useful in treating symptoms of bladder problems (urinary urgency, frequency, or leakage; loss of bladder control; and painful urination) in certain patients and it works by relaxing muscles in the bladder.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information.
You may choose to take DITROPAN with a meal to avoid an upset stomach or without one.
It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor.
Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
DITROPAN falls under anticholinergic and it works by relaxing muscles in the bladder.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store DITROPAN at room temperature between 68 and 77 degrees F(20 and 25 degrees C). Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.
Doctors advise against using DITROPAN if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you have conditions like bladder blockage or are unable to urinate, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, certain stomach or bowel problems (eg, blockage, decreased muscle movement) or tightening of the esophagus.
Discuss your past/current medical history in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or over the counter medication, including vitamin pills, then mention it to your doctor.
It may cause sweating. Avoid being over heated.
DITROPAN is known to cause threat to fetus.If you are expecting a child or are planning to have a child in the near future, then consult your doctor before using DITROPAN to discuss any possible threats to the unborn baby.
If you are a nursing mother and breast feed your baby, then too, seek consultation before using DITROPAN as some drugs are excreted in the breast milk and may enter the baby.