Sanctura

Generic Name: Trospium chloride

  • What is Sanctura?

    Sanctura is a smooth muscle relaxant. It relieves spasms of the bladder. Sanctura is used to treat overactive bladder with the symptoms of urinary frequency, urinary urgency, and urinary incontinence.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Sanctura?

    Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Sanctura can reduce sweating, making you more susceptible to heat stroke.
  • Who should not take Sanctura?

    Do not take Sanctura if you are allergic to the medication or any or its ingredients.

    Sanctura should not be used if you have urinary retention (lack of ability to urinate), a blockage in the intestines, or uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma (an eye disease).

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Sanctura?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Sanctura. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney disease, liver disease, glaucoma, urinary retention, or gastrointestinal disorders.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.

    The recommended dose is 20 milligrams (mg) twice daily.

    For patients with severe kidney disease, the recommended dose is 20 mg once a day at bedtime.

    Adults: The recommended dose is 20 mg once a day based on the patient's tolerability.

  • How should I take Sanctura?

    Take Sanctura at least 1 hour before a meal or on an empty stomach.
  • What should I avoid while taking Sanctura?

    Sanctura may produce dizziness or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid activities that require mental alertness such as driving an automobile or operating machinery.

    Do not drink alcohol while taking Sanctura.

    Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Sanctura?

    If Sanctura is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Sanctura with the following: alcohol, anticholinergic agents, digoxin, metformin, morphine, procainamide, tenofovir, vancomycin.
  • What are the possible side effects of Sanctura?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: blurred vision or large pupils, constipation, difficulty urinating, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, dryness of the eyes, headache, upset stomach

  • Can I receive Sanctura if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Sanctura during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Sanctura?

    If you miss a dose take the next dose one hour prior to your next meal. Do not take a double dose.
  • How should I store Sanctura?

    Store Sanctura at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.