Oxybutynin Chloride

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE- oxybutynin chloride tablet
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DESCRIPTION

Each scored oxybutynin chloride tablet contains 5 mg of oxybutynin chloride, USP.

Chemically, oxybutynin chloride is d,l (racemic) 4-diethylamino-2-butynyl phenylcyclohexylglycolate hydrochloride. The empirical formula of oxybutynin chloride is C22 H31 NO3 •HCl. The structural formula appears below:

This is an image of the structural formula for Oxybutynin Chloride.
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Oxybutynin chloride is a white crystalline solid with a molecular weight of 393.9. It is readily soluble in water and acids, but relatively insoluble in alkalis.

Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets also contain: FD&C Blue #1 aluminum lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and pregelatinized starch.

Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets are for oral administration.

Therapeutic Category: Antispasmodic, anticholinergic.

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Oxybutynin chloride exerts a direct antispasmodic effect on smooth muscle and inhibits the muscarinic action of acetylcholine on smooth muscle. Oxybutynin chloride exhibits only one-fifth of the anticholinergic activity of atropine on the rabbit detrusor muscle, but four to ten times the antispasmodic activity. No blocking effects occur at skeletal neuromuscular junctions or autonomic ganglia (antinicotinic effects).

Oxybutynin chloride relaxes bladder smooth muscle. In patients with conditions characterized by involuntary bladder contractions, cystometric studies have demonstrated that oxybutynin chloride increases bladder (vesical) capacity, diminishes the frequency of uninhibited contractions of the detrusor muscle, and delays the initial desire to void. Oxybutynin chloride thus decreases urgency and the frequency of both incontinent episodes and voluntary urination.

Antimuscarinic activity resides predominately in the R-isomer. A metabolite, desethyloxybutynin, has pharmacological activity similar to that of oxybutynin in in vitro studies.

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption

Following oral administration of oxybutynin chloride, oxybutynin is rapidly absorbed achieving Cmax within an hour, following which plasma concentration decreases with an effective half-life of approximately 2 to 3 hours. The absolute bioavailability of oxybutynin is reported to be about 6% (range 1.6 to 10.9%) for the tablets. Wide interindividual variation in pharmacokinetic parameters is evident following oral administration of oxybutynin.

The mean pharmacokinetic parameters for R- and S-oxybutynin are summarized in Table 1. The plasma concentration-time profiles for R- and S-oxybutynin are similar in shape; Figure 1 shows the profile for R-oxybutynin.

Table 1 Mean (SD) R- and S-Oxybutynin Pharmacokinetic Parameters Following Three Doses of Oxybutynin Chloride 5 mg Administered every 8 Hours (n=23)

Parameters (units) R-Oxybutynin S-Oxybutynin
Cmax (ng/mL) 3.6 (2.2) 7.8 (4.1)
Tmax (h) 0.89 (0.34) 0.65 (0.32)
AUCt (ng•h/mL) 22.6 (11.3) 35.0 (17.3)
AUCinf (ng•h/mL) 24.3 (12.3) 37.3 (18.7)
Figure 1. Mean R-oxybutynin plasma concentrations following three doses of oxybutynin chloride 5 mg administered every 8 hours for 1 day in 23 healthy adult volunteers
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Figure 1. Mean R-oxybutynin plasma concentrations following three doses of oxybutynin chloride 5 mg administered every 8 hours for 1 day in 23 healthy adult volunteers

Oxybutynin chloride steady-state pharmacokinetics were also studied in 11 pediatric patients with detrusor overactivity associated with a neurological condition (e.g., spina bifida). These pediatric patients were on oxybutynin chloride tablets with total daily dose ranging from 7.5 mg to 15 mg (0.22 to 0.53 mg/kg). Overall, most patients (86.9%) were taking a total daily oxybutynin chloride dose between 10 mg and 15 mg. Sparse sampling technique was used to obtain serum samples. When all available data are normalized to an equivalent of 5 mg twice daily oxybutynin chloride, the mean pharmacokinetic parameters derived for R- and S-oxybutynin and R- and S-desethyloxybutynin are summarized in Table 2. The plasma-time concentration profiles for R- and S-oxybutynin are similar in shape; Figure 2 shows the profile for R-oxybutynin when all available data are normalized to an equivalent of 5 mg twice daily.

*
Reflects Cmax for pooled data
AUC0-end of dosing interval
Table 2 Mean ± SD R- and S-Oxybutynin and R- and S-Desethyloxybutynin Pharmacokinetic Parameters In Children Aged 5–15 Following Administration of 7.5 mg to 15 mg Total Daily Dose of Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets (N=11)
All Available Data Normalized to an Equivalent of Oxybutynin Chloride Tablets 5 mg BID or TID at Steady State
ROxybutynin S-Oxybutynin R-Desethyloxybutynin S-Desethyloxybutynin
Cmax * (ng/mL) 6.1 ± 3.2 10.1 ± 7.5 55.4 ± 17.9 28.2 ± 10.0
Tmax (hr) 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
AUC (ng∙hr/mL) 19.8 ± 7.4 28.4 ± 12.7 238.8 ± 77.6 119.5 ± 50.7
Figure 2.Mean steady-state (±SD) R-oxybutynin plasma concentrations following administration of total daily oxybutynin chloride tablet dose of 7.5 mg to 15 mg (0.22 mg/kg to 0.53 mg/kg) in children 5‑15 years of age. – Plot represents all available data normalized to the equivalent of oxybutynin chloride 5 mg BID or TID at steady state
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Figure 2. Mean steady-state (±SD) R-oxybutynin plasma concentrations following administration of total daily oxybutynin chloride tablet dose of 7.5 mg to 15 mg (0.22 mg/kg to 0.53 mg/kg) in children 5 to 15 years of age. – Plot represents all available data normalized to the equivalent of oxybutynin chloride 5 mg BID or TID at steady state

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