Transdermal system approved for overactive bladder

April 1, 2003

Watson Pharma, Inc., has received FDA approval to market oxybutynin transdermal system (Oxytrol) for the treatment of overactive bladder, with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency. A thin patch applied to the abdomen, hip, or buttock twice weekly, it delivers 3.9 mg per day of oxybutynin consistently and continuously through the skin into the bloodstream, according to the company.