What is trospium?
Trospium relieves spasms of the bladder.
Trospium is used to treat overactive bladder and symptoms of urinary incontinence, frequency, and urgency.
Trospium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about trospium?
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to trospium, or if you have untreated or uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, a blockage in your digestive system, or if you are unable to urinate.
Take trospium on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal.
Avoid drinking alcohol within 2 hours before or after you take trospium. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of trospium.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Trospium can decrease sweating, which makes it easier for you to have heat stroke. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medication.
Before using trospium, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by trospium.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking trospium?
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.
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.
To make sure you can safely take trospium, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
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.