1. What is Oxybutynin?
Oxybutynin is an anticholinergic medication that is approved to treat overactive bladder and reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes in premenopausal women.
2. How does Oxybutynin treat hot flashes?
Oxybutynin reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes in a 5 mg twice daily dosage.
3. Has Oxybutynin been studied?
Yes. These promising results in helping women with hot flashes was studied in the ACCRU study. The patients who received Oxybutynin 5 mg twice daily showed a 86% reduction in hot flashes compared to placebo (no treatment).
4. Is Oxybutynin safe to use?
Do not consume Oxybutynin if you have any of the following medical conditions:
- Urinary retention or obstruction
- Esophageal disease
- Myasthenia gravis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Liver disease
Do not consume Oxybutynin if you drive or operate heavy machinery.
Side effects may include:
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Slightly difficulty with urination