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Leslye Tatiana Vélez Medina
Viviana Matilde Rodríguez Vintimilla
Freddy Rosendo Cárdenas Heredia


Oxybutynin, Overactive bladder, women


Overactive bladder is a significant issue affecting many adult women, leading to considerable morbidity and a decrease in quality of life. In Ecuador, oxybutynin is frequently prescribed to address this syndrome. However, it is unclear whether its efficacy is consistent when administered individually or in combination with non-pharmacological approaches, and the lack of clinical guidelines exacerbates the situation. This study aims to analyze the efficacy of managing overactive bladder in adult women through the administration of oxybutynin by conducting a systematic review. To achieve this, a thorough search was conducted in electronic databases, such as Pubmed, Medline, Cochrane, Elsevier, and ScienceDirect, with the aim of identifying relevant scientific articles and management guidelines published in the last five years in English and Spanish. The selection of articles will be made by reviewing inclusion criteria, titles, and abstracts, and will be documented through a detailed flowchart. The selected articles will be examined in their entirety, and the relevant information will be included in the results. This detailed study will provide an updated review of the effectiveness of oxybutynin, whether used alone or in conjunction with non-medicinal methods, in adult women suffering from overactive bladder. In addition, appropriate management protocols will be highlighted. The results of this review will be of great interest to physicians, patients, and policymakers, providing key information for making informed decisions about the most effective management of this syndrome in the population most prone to experiencing it, namely, adult women.

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