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Generic name: trospium [tros-PEE-um]
Names of brands: Sanctura, Sanctura XR
Classification of drugs: Urinary antispasmodics

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What is Sanctura?

Sanctura eases spasms in the bladder.Sanctura is a treatment for the symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as urinary incontinence that is frequent and urgent.Sanctura is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.


Sanctura is not recommended for use. Sanctura in the event that you are allergic to trospium, suffer from untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage of your digestive tract, or if you're not able to urinate. Use Sanctura with a full stomach at least one hour prior to eating. Do not drink alcohol for 2 hours prior to or after taking Sanctura. Alcohol can trigger certain adverse effects associated with trospium.

Sanctura could cause blurred vision and hinder your thinking or reaction. Be cautious when driving or engaging in any activity in which you need to stay aware and be able to clearly see.Avoid getting dehydrated or too hot when exercising and during hot conditions. Sanctura is a medication that can reduce sweating, making it easier to suffer from heat stroke. Get plenty of fluids when you're taking this medication.

Before taking Sanctura, consult your physician about whether you are a regular user of other medications that cause you to be sleepy (such as allergy or cold medication, sedatives, opioid pain medication, sleeping medication, as well as muscle relaxers and medications for depression, seizures, and anxiety). These can cause somnolence caused by trospium.

Prior to use this drug

Sanctura is not recommended for you in the event that you are allergic to trospium or suffer from:

  • Untreated or controlled narrow-angle glaucoma that is not treated or controlled
  • A blockage in your digestive system;
  • If you're unable to urinate,

To ensure that you are able to safely take Sanctura, inform your physician if you suffer from any of these ailments:

  • Glaucoma;
  • Liver disease;
  • Kidney disease;
  • A stomach or intestinal condition like ulcerative colitis
  • A muscle disorder, such as myasthenia gravis;
  • Prostate cancer can cause an increase in size.

FDA pregnancy category C. It's not clear whether Sanctura can harm an unborn baby. Consult your physician if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while taking this medication. It is unclear if trospium gets into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. Don't use Sanctura without letting your doctor know whether you are breastfeeding.

Senior citizens are more likely to suffer adverse reactions from this medication.

How to take Sanctura?

Follow the exact dosage as recommended by your physician. Do not take more or less quantity or for longer periods than prescribed.Follow the directions on the label of your prescription.

It is recommended to take Sanctura in the absence of a stomach at least one hour prior to eating. Trospium with extended release (Sanctura XR) should be taken each day, at least an hour prior to a meal. Don't crush, chew on, or break the extended-release capsule. Inhale it completely. Opening or breaking the pill can cause too much of the drug to be released in a single dose.

Keep Sanctura at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

The missed dose should be taken one hour prior to eating your meal. Don't take your missed dosage if you are close to your next appointment. Do not take any additional medication to fill in the dose that was missed.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms can be extreme forms of a few of the side effects described in this guideline for medication.

What should be avoided?

Sanctura could cause blurred vision and affect your ability to think or react. Be aware if you are driving or engaging in activities that require your attention, and be able to see clearly. Avoid drinking alcohol for two hours prior to or after the time you take Sanctura. Alcohol can trigger the adverse effects of trospium.

Avoid getting dehydrated or too hot during workouts and in hot conditions. Sanctura may reduce sweating, which can make it more likely that you will be a victim of heat stroke. Get plenty of fluids when you're taking this medication.

Side effects of Sanctura

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction in Sanctura, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Stop taking Sanctura and contact your doctor right away when you experience serious side effects, for example:

  • Severe stomach pain or constipation;
  • Severe constipation;
  • Urinating less frequently than normal or none at all;
  • Confusion, hallucinations.

Less significant Sanctura adverse effects could be:

  • Dry throat or mouth;
  • Headache;
  • Mild constipation, but not severe;
  • Upset stomach gas, upset stomach;
  • Dizziness, drowsiness,
  • Dry eyes.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Before you take Sanctura, inform your doctor if you take other medications that cause you to be sleepy (such as allergy or cold medication, sedatives, sleep medication, pain relievers, as well as medications to treat depression, seizures, and anxiety). They may contribute to the sleepiness that is caused by Sanctura.



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