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   Sanctura

Sanctura
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This medication is used to treat the symptoms of overactive bladder. It may improve symptoms such as increased frequency, the need to urinate, and your body's inability to control the need to urinate (urge incontinence). Trospium is a smooth muscle relaxant.

 
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Uses
This medication is used to treat the symptoms of overactive bladder. It may improve symptoms such as increased frequency, the need to urinate, and your body's inability to control the need to urinate (urge incontinence). Trospium is a smooth muscle relaxant.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: fast heartbeat or dilated pupils.

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 medical condition and response to therapy.

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, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because 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.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: fast heartbeat.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking trospium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain type of glaucoma (uncontrolled narrow-angle type), inability to urinate (urinary retention), certain stomach problems (e.g., gastric retention).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, constipation, other stomach conditions (e.g., ulcerative colitis, intestinal atony), myasthenia gravis.This drug may make you dizzy, drowsy, or cause blurred vision; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.This medication can reduce sweating making you more susceptible to heat stroke.
  • Avoid strenuous work or exercise in hot weather.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dry mouth, constipation, and difficulty urinating.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • Take the missed dose at least 2 hours after a meal or 1 hour before your next meal.
  • If it is near the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other drugs that are also removed by the kidney (e.g., via active tubular secretion such as digoxin, procainamide, morphine, vancomycin, metformin, tenofovir), certain anti-Parkinson's drugs (e.g., benztropine, trihexyphenidyl), other antimuscarinic drugs (e.g., dicyclomine, oxybutynin, scopolamine, tolterodine), pramlintide.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicines for sleep (e.g., sedatives), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, or tricyclics such as amitriptyline), tranquilizers.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.

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