Sanctura XR or generic Trospium Chloride Extended Release is an antispasmodic medication that your doctor may recommend if you find yourself having to run to the washroom frequently or urgently to urinate. This condition, known as over-active bladder (OAB) can interfere with your work, school, and social life. Some people may find wearing special undergarments for bladder leaks help, but there is still a stigma attached to wearing ‘adult diapers’ as some call them. So talk to your doctor about a prescription for once daily Sanctura XR. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Sanctura XR works as a muscarinic antagonist on the muscle of your bladder wall, called the detrusor muscle. By blocking certain receptors in your bladder, the detrusor muscle becomes relaxed and the spasms are reduced so you lose the urgent need to urinate and the frequency is decreased. You can also help yourself by limiting your daily fluid intake, eating healthy, cutting out or reducing your caffeine, and maintaining good physical shape.
Urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency could be due to a spinal cord injury that involves the nerve supply to your bladder or conditions that affect your nervous system such as spina bifida or multiple sclerosis. It appears that women are more likely to have problems with an overactive bladder; this is thought to be a result of pregnancy, childbirth and menopause that has weakened the pelvic-floor muscles that can make it difficult to hold your urine.
Tell your doctor about other medical conditions you may have and any OTC or Rx drugs you’re taking and include vitamin supplements and herbal remedies. Combining any of these with Sanctura XR could produce unwanted side effects or change how it will react in your body. If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or are breast feeding, ask your doctor if Sanctura XR is safe to take during this time.
Sanctura XR should be taken with a glass of water on an empty stomach, at least one hour before a meal. Avoid drinking alcohol within two hours before or after you take Sanctura XR as alcohol may intensify side effects or shorten the extended action of Sanctura XR or generic Trospium Chloride Extended Release. Never share your medications with anyone and be sure to keep them from children’s reach at all times.
You should stop using Sanctura XR and call your doctor if you experience any of the following serious side effects: severe stomach pain or bloating; urinating less than usual or not at all; confusion or hallucinations; severe constipation.