Sanctura XR(Trospium Chloride ER)
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Sanctura XR Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
An overactive bladder is a term for a group of symptoms. Most patients complain about a sudden, strong urge to urinate while others may experience urine leakage (also known as incontinence). The elderly, multiple sclerosis patients and those with a history of stroke have a higher risk of developing an overactive bladder.
Because patients feel the need to visit the bathroom multiple times a day, an overactive bladder can interfere with work and social life. Many treatments exist to manage symptoms.
Marketed Internationally as Regurin XL
In some countries, Sanctura XR is sold under the brand name Regurin XL.
Sanctura XR Active Ingredient
Generic Sanctura XR Alternative: Trospium Chloride XR
Sanctura XR is an extended-release prescription that helps treat an overactive bladder. The active ingredient is trospium chloride ER, an antispasmodic and antimuscarinic. Sanctura XR improves a patient’s ability to control urination.
General Drug Information
What is Sanctura XR and What Is It Used For?
Sanctura XR is prescribed to patients with overactive bladders. The medication relaxes the muscles of the bladder, reducing negative symptoms like incontinence and increased urgency to urinate. Patients are better able to control these urges and limit frequent bathroom visits.
Usage and Application
Before sourcing Sanctura XR online, read the medication guide provided by your doctor or pharmacist. Consult them in the event of any outstanding questions.
Sanctura XR is usually taken on an empty stomach once a day, at least an hour before meals. The dosage depends on a patient’s medical condition and their response to treatment. The capsules should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew them.
Those who have difficulty swallowing the capsule, may open it and place the beads in a small amount of water or directly onto the tongue. The beads should be swallowed right away without crushing or chewing, as doing so may cause all of the drug to be released at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
Alcohol can interfere with the action of this drug and increases the risk of negative side effects. Patients should avoid drinking alcohol or using any products containing alcohol for two hours before and after taking Sanctura XR.
Patients should take Sanctura XR regularly to gain the greatest benefit. To prevent forgetting, take the medication at the same time each day. Inform your doctor in the event your condition fails to improve or worsens.
Considerations Before Taking Sanctura XR
If you shop for Sanctura XR online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: trospium chloride ER.
Before starting treatment, patients should discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Sanctura XR.
It is important to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially if they have experienced glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, or urinary retention. The treating physician should be informed about any stomach problems like blockage, constipation, and ulcerative colitis. The condition myasthenia gravis should also be reported.
Patients who take Sanctura XR may experience dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. This effect can be exacerbated in patients who drink alcohol or smoke marijuana. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires clear vision and alertness until you are certain you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages and discuss marijuana use with your doctor.
Sanctura XR can make patients sweat less, increasing the risk of heat stroke. Avoid exercising in hot weather, using hot tubs, or performing tasks that can cause you to overheat. Dress lightly and stay hydrated when the weather is hot. If you feel overheated, find a place to cool down and rest. Seek medical help if you experience symptoms like dizziness, headache, mental changes, and persistent fever.
Older adults taking Sanctura XR are more likely to experience certain negative side effects like constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty urinating. Drowsiness and confusion may increase the risk of falling.
Pregnant women should only use Sanctura XR when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits of using Sanctura XR with your doctor.
It is not known whether Sanctura XR passes into breast milk. Mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss their Sanctura XR dose should take it as soon as they remember. Missed doses should be taken at least two hours after – or one hour before – a meal. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Sanctura XR
Drug interactions may change the way Sanctura XR works and can increase the risk of side effects. Do not change your dose or stop taking this medication unless advised to do so by your doctor.
Before starting treatment, discuss the full list of prescription drugs and over-the-counter products and supplements you are taking with your doctor. Patients should mention if they are taking any additional medications that require removal by the kidneys (e.g. Glucophage, Vemlidy, and Vancocin) or certain anti-Parkinson's drugs (e.g. Cogentin and Artane).
The doctor should be alerted if patients use the diabetic medication pramlintide, potassium tablets, or any other antimuscarinic drugs (e.g. dicyclomine, oxybutynin, scopolamine, tolterodine).
Drowsiness is one of the most common side effects of Sanctura XR. Patients should alert their doctor in the event they use other products that cause drowsiness, like alcohol, marijuana, muscle relaxants, and certain antihistamines (e.g. cetirizine ,diphenhydramine).
Drugs for sleep or anxiety (e.g. alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem) and narcotic pain relievers (e.g. codeine) have a similar effect.
It is important to check all drug labels for ingredients that cause drowsiness. Patients should pay particular attention to allergy and cough-and-cold medicines. Discuss the safe use of such products with your pharmacist.
This is not a full list of all possible drug interactions. Speak with your physician or pharmacist for more information.
Most patients are able to use Sanctura XR safely. Patients should remember that their doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefits outweigh the risks.
Common side effects include: dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, stomach upset, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. Contact your doctor if these effects persist or worsen.
Serious side effects include eye pain, fast heartbeat, confusion, hallucinations, and difficulty urinating. While these symptoms are unlikely, patients should monitor for them and alert their doctor immediately if they experience them.
Serious allergic reactions to Sanctura XR are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms like rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness and trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of side effects.
How to Store Sanctura XR
Sanctura XR 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 not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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