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Sanctura is a medication used to treat an overactive bladder and relieve spasms of the bladder. Trospium is the active ingredient in Sanctura. Trospium belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics. It is also known as an antimuscarinic. It works by relaxing the bladder muscles to prevent urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination.
Uses and Dosage
Sanctura (Trospium Chloride) is available in both tablets and it is typically taken twice daily on an empty stomach or 1 hour before meals or taken once per day at bedtime. Trospium around the same time every day to help remember to take it. The recommended dose of 20 mg twice daily for the tablet.
Follow the instructions on the prescription label carefully and do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by a healthcare professional. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if there are any parts of the instructions that you do not understand.
Common Side Effects of Sanctura (Trospium Chloride):
- A mild skin rash
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth or throat
- Stomach pain
Serious Side Effects of Sanctura (Trospium Chloride):
- Severe stomach pain or bloating
- Severe constipation
- Urinating less than usual or not at all
Form and Strength
Sanctura (Trospium Chloride) is available in the following forms and strength:
- 20 mg
Trospium Chloride: Tablet
- 20 mg
- Caution in patients with clinically significant bladder outflow obstruction or gastrointestinal obstructive disorders.
- Caution in patients with renal impairment, as the effects of moderate renal impairment on systemic exposure to Trospium Chloride are not known, but systemic exposure is likely increased.
- Use with caution in patients with controlled narrow-angle glaucoma.
- Dose adjustments are not provided by the manufacturer, so dosage should be monitored carefully based on the patient's individual response.
- Sanctura may cause side effects such as dry mouth, headache, constipation, and blurred vision, which should be monitored and reported to the prescribing physician if they persist or worsen.
- Trospium Chloride may interact with other medications, including antimuscarinics, anticholinergics, and medications that affect the QT interval, so it is important to inform your healthcare professional of all the medications you are taking.
- Caution is advised when operating heavy machinery or driving due to side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.
- Sanctura is not recommended for use in pediatric patients due to lack of clinical data.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I drink alcohol with trospium?
Trospium normally makes you feel tired, and alcohol could worsen this. Take extra care to avoid drinking alcohol within 2 hours of taking the extended-release version, so that you do not feel extremely drowsy.
Should I take trospium with or without food?
Food can make this medication less effective, so you need to take trospium with water at least 1 hour before meals or on an empty stomach.
Can I just stop taking trospium?
If you stop taking trospium, your overactive bladder could get worse. Talk to your provider about other treatment options before you stop the medication.
It's important to purchase Sanctura from verified Canadian pharmacy.