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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Val, Community Member, asks

Q: I just started on Oxybutynin for my bladder which was spasming constantly. Is this a medication that I will have to be on always, or is this bladder problem like a flare and it will come and go?

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
11/29/12 5:10pm

Hi Val,

This is an excellent question.  Quick research tells me that oxybutynin is a drug which should be taken regularly, even after you begin to feel better.  However, I can see how an MS exacerbation could temporarily cause the bladder spasms and when the relapse resolves, then the spasms go away.  I don't know the answer for you.  Definitely follow-up with your neurologist and/or urologist and take the medication as prescribed.
Lisa

 

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By Val, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/29/12, First Published: 11/13/12