Trospium Chloride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Trospium Chloride

Generic Name : Trospium Chloride
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Trospium Chloride are provided here.

Pronunciation : TROSE-pee-um

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Trospium Chloride, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Trospium Chloride

International :

Sanctura, Sanctura XR

Why is Trospium Chloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a urinary antispasmodic agent, prescribed for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary incontinence, urgency and urinary frequency. It relieves spasms of the bladder.

When should Trospium Chloride not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with urinary retention, gastric retention or uncontrolled eye pressure and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Trospium Chloride?

PO- The recommended dose is 20 mg twice daily.

How should Trospium Chloride be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth on an empty stomach.

What are the warnings and precautions for Trospium Chloride?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of myasthenia gravis (a disorder of the nervous system that causes muscle weakness), intestinal ulcer, frequently occurring constipation, urinary blockage, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH, enlargement of the prostate), liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Trospium Chloride?

Most Common- Dry mouth and constipation.
Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, indigestion and flatulence.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, confusion, headache and fatigue.
Genitourinary- Urinary retention.
Eye- Dry eyes and blurred vision.
Heart- Palpitations, fast heart rate, chest pain and fainting.
Skin- Dry skin.

What are the other precautions for Trospium Chloride?

Avoid exposure to heat or sunlight; otherwise it may cause heatstroke.
Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Trospium Chloride?

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C) and in an airtight container.