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What is Sanctura XR (Trospium) prescribed for?
An overactive bladder is a condition in which are have this frequent feeling of needing to urinate, it can be to a degree where it has a negative affect one the person’s life. This need to urinate happens throughout the entire day, during day and night.
Normally, nerve signals trigger your bladder to squeeze our urine when it gets to full. However, when those nerves become damaged, they can tell your bladder to squeeze even when it isn’t full. That nerve damage can also cause the muscles around the uretha (a tube that takes urine out of your bladder) to be loose. Therefore, this can lead to leaks.
This medication is used as a treatment for overactive bladder. By relaxing the muscles in the bladder, this medication improves your ability to control your urination. It helps to reduce the leaking of urine, feels of needing to urinate right away, and the frequent bathroom trips.
Trospium belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics. It is also known as an antimuscarinic.
Read up on any information your doctor may have given your regarding this medication. And if you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist when possible. And to be sure this medication is helping your condition; visit your doctor regularly.
This medication is taken by mouth, usually twice a day. You should take this medication 1 hour before a meal or on an empty stomach.
Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the capsule. Also it is best to avoid any alcohol or taking any product that contains alcohol for 2 hours before or after taking this medication. Alcohol can destroy the long action of the drug and may increase side effects.
If you cannot swallow the capsule you may open it up and place the beads in small amount of water or directly on the tongue. Do not crush or chew the beads since may doing so may release the drug all at once with increases your chances of any side effects.
Remember the dose is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. And use the medication regularly to gain the most benefit.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Trospium; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
It is best to inform your doctor of your medical history. Therefore, it is best to speak with your doctor if you have ever suffered from any of the following; glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, ulcerative colitis), myasthenia gravis, inability to urinate (urinary retention).
This medication may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, confusion, or trouble urinating. Drowsiness and confusion can increase the risk of falling.
While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; Dry mouth, constipation, stomach upset, dry eyes, dry nose, dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness may occurHowever if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor right away 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.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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