Over the Counter Medication
The FDA has approved OXYTROL FOR WOMEN (oxybutynin transdermal system, 3.9 mg/day) as the first-ever, over-the-counter treatment available to treat overactive bladder in women. It is currently available in pharmacies and big box retailers for purchase. OXYTROL FOR WOMEN is a thing, flexible and clear patch that is applied to the abdomen, hip or buttock every four days for the relief of overactive bladder in women. The FDA approval of the prescription to OTC switch was based on data from several well-designed studies that demonstrated a woman's ability to correctly recognize OAB symptoms, understand key safety messages on the label, judge if the product is right or wrong, for her, and appropriately use OXYTROL FOR WOMEN in an unsupervised setting. The FDA considers this a partial switch, as OXYTROL will remain available by prescription only for the treatment of OAB in men.