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Drug - Gelnique™ (oxybutynin chloride) 10% topical gel [Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.]

October 2009

Therapeutic area - Urinary Incontinence

FDA approved indication

Gelnique is an antimuscarinic agent indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.

Apply one sachet once daily to dry, intact skin on the abdomen, upper arms/shoulders, or thighs. Application sites should be rotated.


Patient has been diagnosed with overactive bladder and has tried and failed by inefficacy or intolerance at least 3 of the following:

  • oxybutynin IR
  • oxybutynin XL (generic Ditropan XL)
  • Detrol
  • Detrol LA
  • Enablex
  • Vesicare
  • Sanctura
  • Sanctura XR
  • Oxytrol Patch


Gelnique has been shown to be more effective than placebo, but has not been compared to other antimuscarinics for OAB. It is comparatively more expensive than the other antimuscarinic drugs available.


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