Sanctura

(trospium)

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Treats overactive bladder.

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

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Quick facts about Sanctura
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (trospium)

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.
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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.
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How it works

Sanctura (trospium) is an anticholinergic. It relaxes the bladder muscles by lowering muscle spasms. This helps people go to the bathroom less often, and better control their urination.

Quick facts about Sanctura
  • Drug class: Renal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (trospium)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
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What to expect when you take Sanctura (trospium) for Overactive bladder

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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
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Side effect rates for Sanctura (trospium)

From 1165 clinical trials of Sanctura when taken for overactive bladder (60 mg once daily)
  • Dry mouth
    11%11%
    4%4%
  • Constipation
    9%9%
    2%2%
  • Dry eyes
    2%2%
  • Gas
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Sanctura.

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Risks and Warnings for Sanctura (trospium)

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  • Sanctura (trospium) may cause an uncommon, but serious side effect called angioedema, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. This can make it difficult to breathe. Go to the emergency room right away if you suddenly can't breathe or notice swelling around your face or throat.

Pharmacist Q&A

Sanctura (trospium) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats overactive bladder.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats overactive bladder.

Common concerns from people taking Sanctura (trospium)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Sanctura (trospium) may be a better choice if you have liver problems.
Sleep
  • Sanctura (trospium) can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and increase your risk for falls.