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    Ditropan?

    Ok had a problem with leaking pee really bad the past 4 days.

    Just took my first dose of Ditropan(spelling) how long does it take to wrok? when can i take off this leg bag and go back to my evey 3-4hre cathing program??
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    Crash

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    Ditropan

    How much are you taking? Generally if you are on the right dose it should be effective within 24 hours. Regular Ditropan must be taken 3-4X daily, while the XL (extended release) version can usually be taken just once.

    (KLD)

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    Ditropan...

    Thanks for your reply KLD..Im on OXYBUTYNIN 5mg,2x a day...Its generic for Ditropan...so when will it start to work?
    tahnk you
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    Not enough

    sounds like you should be taking the 5mgs more like 4x per day and try that, main drawback, dry mouth.

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    dry mouth

    geesh im takin it 2x a day adn my mouth gets SO dry...I hate it! illask my dr if i should up the dosage or what?

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    ditropan

    crashgirl246 - the onset of the response to oxybutynin should be no different than to ditropan. It is absorbed rapidly from the GI tract with onset of action in 3 to 6 hours and peak effect in 6 to 10 hours. Due to the drying effect, mouth care is particularly important; if you remain on this medication over time, you should increase your dental visits to a minimum of at least 2 times a year. Saliva actually acts to cleanse our gums and teeth of harmful bacteria (that lead to tooth decay); when meds reduce salivary production, this important action is lost.

    If you are not getting a good response after 1 to 2 days on the medication, you should contact your urologist. Were you evaluated for a UTI prior to starting this medication? CRF

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    Yo, Crashgirl!

    I've posted exhaustively regarding intravesicular Ditropan (oxybutynin) -- instilling a Ditropan solution directly into the bladder.

    Do a search under my name and read up. This may be an option for you. It's made the most dramatic difference in my post-SCI life!

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    Ditropan

    well thast good to know becaseu im tired of htis leg bag and bed bag at night. maybe tonight i will go solo...and pray for no accidents.

    Ya this dry mouth really sucks. i was told on friday i had a UTI (not bad though the count was about 50,000 and 75,000-usually they treat when the count is at 100,000) so i got put on Cipro on Friday. and Sat i took my first dosage of Ditropan.
    So its been since sat am that i started. so i think i can take it out tonight adn try it...
    wish me luck
    tahnk you for your replies

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    ditropan

    crashgirl246 - Are you drinking a good amount of fluids daily? You should be drinking about 8 - 8oz glasses of water or other fluids daily. This amount should be exclusive of any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages as both act as a diuretic and will deplete your body of needed fluid balance. Carbonated beverages/soda pop also is high in sugar, which should be avoided when you have an UTI, as this reduces your body's capacity to fight an infection. If you suspect a UTI, you should increase beyond this amount your fluid intake. It helps dilute the urine, flushing your kidneys and bladder; this also reduces the adherence of bacteria within the bladder. CRF

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    Crashgirl,
    Be advised that as great as intravesicular ditropan has been (for me, anyway), its effectiveness is greatly compromised in the presence of UTI.

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