What is Generic for Trospium used for?
Trospium is an antimuscarinic medication used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control), urinary urgency, and urinary frequency. It belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics, which relieves spasms of the bladder. Trospium works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder.
This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Trospium?
Like other medicines, Trospium can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Trospium are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Trospium cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Trospium develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Trospium can cause side effects such as headache, dry eyes, blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, gas, cough, and diarrhea. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Trospium.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Trospium?
The dosage of Trospium prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Trospium on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before your meal.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Trospium?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Trospium medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Trospium?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Trospium, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Trospium?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Trospium.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Trospium, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Trospium can interact with other antimuscarinic drugs, certain anti-Parkinson's drugs, certain antihistamines, muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Trospium?
Is it possible for me to take Trospium with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Trospium?
What are the possible drug interactions of Trospium?
How will Trospium work in my body?
How should Trospium be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Trospium drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Trospium is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.