Compare Sanctura vs. Toviaz

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Sanctura (trospium)

Prescription only

Toviaz (fesoterodine)

Prescription only
Treats overactive bladder.

Sanctura (trospium) is a good treatment for overactive bladder after exercises when other methods to control it haven't worked.

Treats an overactive bladder.

Toviaz (fesoterodine) is a good treatment for overactive bladder, especially when exercises and other methods to control it haven't worked.

Upsides
  • Sanctura (trospium) is effective at treating overactive bladder.
  • Sanctura (trospium) may be a better choice if you have liver problems.
  • Sanctura (trospium) is available as a generic.
  • Toviaz (fesoterodine) is effective at treating overactive bladder by lowering the urge to urinate, and helping to better control urination.
  • Take Toviaz (fesoterodine) only once a day.
Downsides
  • You have to take Sanctura (trospium) on an empty stomach.
  • You may need to take Sanctura (trospium) twice a day.
  • Sanctura (trospium) can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and increase your risk for falls.
  • Generally not recommended if you older than 65.
  • Only recommended after you've tried doing exercises, bladder training, and other changes to your lifestyle.
  • Can cause drowsiness and dizziness. The medicine can also raise your risk for falls.
  • Generally not recommended if you're 65 years or older.
  • Can't be used by people who have uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Not available as a generic.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Extended release
Price
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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
    11%
  • Constipation
    9%
  • Dry eyes
    2%
  • Gas
    2%
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6possible side effects
  • Dry mouth
    19%
  • Constipation
    4%
  • Upper chest infection
    3%
  • Indigestion
    2%
  • Cough
    2%
  • Back pain
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Facial swelling & breathing problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • People age 65 or older
  • Vision changes
    • Glaucoma
  • Urinary retention
    • Bladder outflow obstruction
  • Increased side effects
    • History of kidney problems
    • People age 65 or older
  • Heat exhaustion
    • Outside in hot weather
    • Dehydrated
    • Exercising
    • People age 65 and older
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  • Facial swelling & breathing problems
  • Difficulty driving
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
  • Vision changes
    • Glaucoma
  • Urinary retention
    • History of bladder problems
    • History of problems with your intestine
    • Taking more than one medicine for overactive bladder
    • Taking allergy medicines
  • Increased side effects
    • History of liver or kidney problems
    • History of a disease called Myasthenia Gravis
  • Heat exhaustion
    • Outside in hot weather
    • Dehydrated
    • Exercising
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