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trospium (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking trospium (Sanctura, Sanctura XR)?

You should not use trospium if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • a blockage in your digestive system; or
  • if you are unable to urinate.

To make sure you can safely take trospium, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether trospium will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.

It is not known whether trospium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medicine.

How should I take trospium (Sanctura, Sanctura XR)?

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take trospium on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal. Extended-release trospium (Sanctura XR) should be taken once each morning, at least 1 hour before a meal.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an extended-release capsule. Swallow it whole. Breaking or opening the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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