GENERIC NAME: TROSPIUM - ORAL (TROSE-pee-um)
BRAND NAME(S): Sanctura
USES: This medication is used to treat an overactive bladder. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder, trospium improves your ability to control your urination. It helps to reduce leaking of urine, feelings of needing to urinate right away, and frequent trips to the bathroom. Trospium belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics. It is also known as an antimuscarinic.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily, 1 hour before a meal or on an empty stomach.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to therapy.Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, constipation, stomach upset, headache, dry eyes, dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use a saliva substitute.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, difficulty urinating, fast heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as hallucinations, confusion).A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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