Sancturaand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Trospium Chloride
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- Marketed as Regurin in United Kingdom
- Manufactured by Speciality European Pharma Ltd
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
- Manufactured by A UK MHRA approved Generic Manufacturer
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
Sanctura Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Overactive bladder is considered a group of symptoms, not a disease. The most common symptoms are the sudden, strong urge to urinate and leakage of urine. An overactive bladder can interfere with a person’s work and social life.
As people age, the risk of experiencing overactive bladder symptoms increases. Those with a history of stroke or multiple sclerosis also are at greater risk of experiencing these symptoms.
Marketed Internationally as Regurin
In some countries, Sanctura is sold under the brand name Regurin.
Sanctura Active Ingredient
Generic Sanctura Alternative: Sanctura
Sanctura contains the active ingredient trospium chloride which belongs to a class of drugs known as antispasmodics. Trospium chloride is also known as an antimuscarinic, which relaxes the muscles of the bladder and helps patients control urination.
General Drug Information
What is Sanctura and What Is It Used For?
Sanctura is prescribed to patients who suffer from an overactive bladder. An antispasmodic, this medication helps to relax the muscles of the bladder, allowing better control of urination. Unpleasant symptoms – like urine leakage and the increased urgency to urinate – are also alleviated.
Usage and Application
Before purchasing Sanctura online, patients should read the medication guide prescribed by their doctor or pharmacist.
Most patients are directed to take Sanctura twice a day, on an empty stomach or an hour before meals. Dosage depends on the patient’s age, medical condition, and the response to treatment.
It is important to use this medication regularly in order to get its full benefit. Inform your doctor should your symptoms persist or worsen.
Considerations Before Taking Sanctura
If you shop for Sanctura online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: trospium chloride.
Before starting treatment, patients should discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Sanctura.
Patients should discuss their medical history, especially related to glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, and urinary retention. Conditions like myasthenia gravis – as well as stomach problems like blockage, constipation, and ulcerative colitis – should also be mentioned.
Sancture may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Alcohol or marijuana can exacerbate this effect. Patients should not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires alertness or clear vision until they can do so safely. Limit alcoholic beverages and discuss marijuana use with your doctor.
Some Sanctura patients may sweat less and are more prone to heat stroke. Patients should avoid any activities that can cause overheating like exercising, hard work in hot weather, and using hot tubs. Patients should drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly in hot weather. If overheated, they should quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Seek immediate medical attention for symptoms like headache, dizziness, mood changes, and constant fever.
Older adults are likely to be more sensitive to the side effects of Sanctura, especially constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, confusion, and trouble urinating. Drowsiness and confusion can also increase the risk of falling.
During pregnancy, Sanctura should only be used when clearly needed. Pregnant women should discuss the risks and benefits of Sanctura treatment with their doctor.
It is not known whether Sanctura passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Sanctura should take it as soon as they remember. The missed dose should be taken at least two hours after a meal or one hour before the next meal.
If patients remember the missed dose near the time of the next one, they should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Sanctura
Drug interactions may change the way Sanctura works, increasing the risk of side effects. A patient’s doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring the patient. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Before starting treatment, patients should discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. This is especially important if the patient is taking other drugs that are removed by the kidneys (e.g. Glucophage, Vemlidy, and Vancocin) or certain anti-Parkinson's drugs (e.g. Cogentin and Artane).
Usage of diabetic medication pramlintide, potassium tablets, and other antimuscarinic drugs – like dicyclomine, oxybutynin, scopolamine, and tolterodine – should also be mentioned.
Sanctura may cause drowsiness, so patients should exercise caution with other products – like alcohol, marijuana, and muscle relaxants – that have a similar effect. Certain antihistamines (e.g. cetirizine, diphenhydramine) also cause drowsiness.
Additional examples include drugs for sleep or anxiety (e.g. alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem) and narcotic pain relievers (e.g. codeine).
Patients should check the labels on all medications for ingredients that can cause drowsiness. This is especially the case with allergy and cough-and-cold products. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of such products.
Many patients use Sanctura without serious side effects.
Common side effects include dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, stomach upset, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. Patients should alert their doctor should these side effects persist or worsen.
To relieve dry mouth symptoms, patients can suck on ice chips or hard candy. Drinking water, chewing sugarless gum, or using a saliva substitute can also help manage this symptom.
Patients should monitor for any of the following rare (but serious) side effects: eye pain, fast heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations, and difficulty urinating.
Serious allergic reactions to Sanctura are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling (tongue/throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of side effects.
How to Store Sanctura
Sanctura should be stored at room temperature between 68 - 77º F (20-25º C), away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should never be poured down drains or flushed down the toilet. Consult a pharmacist or your local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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