Nasal congestion and drugs of ingredients of oxybutynin chloride - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Nasal congestion is found among people who take drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drugs for < 1 month. This phase IV clinical study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 24,208 people who have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride from the FDA, and is updated regularly.

Drug(s) considered in the study (i.e. both brand name and generic drugs): Ditropan, Ditropan xl, Gelnique, Oxybutyin chloride, Oxybutynin chloride.

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On Dec, 03, 2022

24,208 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride.
Among them, 77 people (0.32%) have Nasal congestion

What is Nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion (blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels) is found to be associated with 2,996 drugs and 2,202 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride cause Nasal congestion?

Time on drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride when people have Nasal congestion *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Nasal congestion when taking drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride *:

  • female: 53.25 %
  • male: 46.75 %

Age of people who have Nasal congestion when taking drugs with ingredients of oxybutynin chloride *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.94 %
  • 30-39: 7.35 %
  • 40-49: 7.35 %
  • 50-59: 23.53 %
  • 60+: 58.82 %

Conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 10 people, 12.99%
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 6 people, 7.79%
  3. Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (reoccurrence of an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged): 6 people, 7.79%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol: 6 people, 7.79%
  5. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell)): 5 people, 6.49%
  6. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 6.49%
  7. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 5 people, 6.49%
  8. Depression: 4 people, 5.19%
  9. Ill-Defined Disorder: 4 people, 5.19%
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 4 people, 5.19%

Other drugs people take *:

  1. Aspirin: 19 people, 24.68%
  2. Prilosec: 18 people, 23.38%
  3. Celebrex: 16 people, 20.78%
  4. Atenolol: 15 people, 19.48%
  5. Nexium: 15 people, 19.48%
  6. Lasix: 15 people, 19.48%
  7. Omeprazole: 14 people, 18.18%
  8. Zyrtec: 13 people, 16.88%
  9. Zometa: 13 people, 16.88%
  10. Zofran: 11 people, 14.29%

Other side effects people have besides Nasal congestion *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 29 people, 37.66%
  2. Urinary Tract Infection: 29 people, 37.66%
  3. Headache (pain in head): 27 people, 35.06%
  4. Cough: 25 people, 32.47%
  5. Joint Pain: 23 people, 29.87%
  6. Constipation: 22 people, 28.57%
  7. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation): 20 people, 25.97%
  8. Pain: 20 people, 25.97%
  9. Fall: 18 people, 23.38%
  10. Chest Pain: 18 people, 23.38%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on oxybutynin chloride. All drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. brand name and generic drugs) are considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

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