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    Ditropan v Ditropan XL: What I do now?

    My local (non-sci) urologist decided to switch me to the ?XL? version.
    Previously I was on 5.0mg per day, but taken as 2.5mg at breakfast and dinner.
    However the XL being extended release, I?m told by my forward-thinking caregiver should require that I only take the full 5mg pill 1X/ day.
    Is this the consensus of CareCure?

    "Yeah ah no, my urologist, my first go-to-answer-man is out of town.

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    I take the generic extended release version at 10mg per day. One pill taken in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sit-N-Fly View Post
    I take the generic extended release version at 10mg per day. One pill taken in the morning.
    Hi, were you previously taking it 2X per day?

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    Yes, extended release of either Ditropan or Detrol is designed to be taken only once daily, with the total daily dose usually the same as you were previously taking in a divided dose, or a little higher dose.

    (KLD)

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    My son takes the Ditropan XL 5mg once per day and has done great with it. It's a very expensive co-pay for us so I order through Canada Drugs and get like 3 times the pills for same $$$. And yes, it is the exact same pill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim C. View Post
    Hi, were you previously taking it 2X per day?
    No, was taking 10mg in the morning.

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    I switched to XL some years back and it was much better in terms of the dryness side effect.
    Tom

    "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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    I take 5 mg of Oxybutynin four times per day. When I tried XL, leader in the day I unpredictable leaking.

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    I take 10 milligrams Ditropan XL once in the morning and one at night. I do not like take anything else butt this because it prevents me from sweating which is a weird side effect
    Marie
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    Below are the dosage instructions from the Ditropan XL (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) circular.

    At this thread (http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...of-Ditropan-XL), an SCI nurse and Wise Young weigh in on dosage.

    All the best,
    GJ
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