Trospium Chloride

January 31st, 2011 by Helen Scholz

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Brand Name: Sanctura
Active Ingredient: Trospium Chloride
Strength(s): 20 mg
Dosage Form(s): Tablet
Company Name: Indevus Pharmaceuticals
Availability: Prescription only
*Date Approved by FDA: May 28, 2004
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Sanctura used for?

Sanctura is used for the treatment of overactive bladder that causes the following symptoms:

* sudden need to urinate right away (urgency)
* unwanted urine leakage after urgency (urge urinary incontinence)
* having to urinate often (urinary frequency)

Who should not take Sanctura?

Do not take Sanctura if you:

* have urinary retention (problems urinating often due to a bladder blockage)
* have gastric retention (problems emptying stomach contents)
* have an eye problem called uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma
* are allergic to Sanctura or to any of the ingredients in Sanctura.

Sanctura has not been studied in children.

General Precautions with Sanctura:

Sanctura may cause serious side effects because it belongs to a class of medicines called “anticholinergics”. Sanctura may cause:

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dizziness, blurred vision, and fast heart beat
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fever and heat stroke due to decreased sweating (heat prostration) when used in a hot environment
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drowsiness that is made worse when taken with alcohol.

What should I tell my health care provider?

Tell your health care provider if you:

? have or had kidney problems

? have or had liver problems

? are pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Sanctura and other medicines may affect each other, causing serious side effects. Especially tell your health care provider if you take:

? other anticholinergic medicines

? digoxin (Lanoxin?), procainamide (Pronestyl?), pancuronium (Pavulon?), morphine (MS Contin?), vancomycin (Vancocin?), metformin (Glucophage?) and tenofovir (Viread?).

What are some possible side effects of Sanctura? (This list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Sanctura. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

The most common side effects with Sanctura are dry mouth and constipation.

For more detailed information about Sanctura, ask your health care provider or pharmacist.