Trospium

Trospium treats symptoms of overactive bladder. May cause dry mouth.

Trospium Overview

Reviewed: October 15, 2013
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Trospium is a prescription medication used to treat an overactive bladder with the symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, or leakage. Trospium belongs to a group of drugs called anticholinergics. These work by relaxing the bladder muscles to prevent urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken 1 or 2 times a day with water on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before a meal.

This medication is also available in an extended release capsule form and is taken once a day with water on an empty stomach, at least one 1 before a meal.

Common side effects of trospium include dry mouth, constipation, and headache.

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Uses of Trospium

Trospium is a prescription medication used to treat an overactive bladder with the symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, or leakage.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
 

Trospium Brand Names

Trospium may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Trospium Drug Class

Trospium is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Trospium

Serious side effects have been reported with trospium. See the “Drug Precautions” section.

Common side effects of trospium include the following:

  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • headache
  • upset stomach
  • dry eyes

This is not a complete list of trospium side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.