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Drug Information

What is Trospium Chloride used for?

Trospium Chloride is used for the treatment of overactive bladder.

Trospium Chloride may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Trospium Chloride work?

Trospium Chloride belongs to the class of drugs called anti-cholinergic agents. This drug works by blocking the action of cholinergic receptors present on the surface of the bladder. Thus, it helps in relaxing the muscles of the bladder.

How to take Trospium Chloride?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Trospium Chloride as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the capsule. Take Trospium Chloride with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Trospium Chloride, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Trospium Chloride?

The drugs that interact with Trospium Chloride are:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aspirin
  • Cetirizine
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Cyanocobalamin
  • Donepezil
  • Duloxetine
  • Esomeprazole
  • Metoprolol
  • Mirabegron
  • Montelukast
  • Pregabalin
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Solifenacin

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Trospium Chloride?

The following are the most common side effects of Trospium Chloride:

  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Stomach upset
  • Dry eyes
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Itching

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Skin rash
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble breathing
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swelling of the face, tongue or throat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Trospium Chloride?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Trospium Chloride
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Trospium Chloride causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Inform your doctor if you have rapid swelling of lips, throat and tongue.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Suddenly stopping the medication may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may cause excessive drowsiness when taken with Trospium Chloride.

You are advised not to take Trospium Chloride if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Trospium Chloride?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Trospium Chloride.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing heart, liver or kidney problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Trospium Chloride

  1. Can I take Trospium Chloride if I have any histor of urinary tract infection?
  2. No, it is not advisable to take Trospium Chloride if you are suffering from urinary tract infection. However, please consult your doctor before taking the drug.

  3. Is it safe to take Donepezil while on Trospium Chloride?
  4. No, taking Donepezil while on Trospium Chloride may increase the risk of side effects. Therefore, please consult your doctor to know the potential risks involved while taking the medicine.

  5. Do I need to follow any dietary precautions while taking Trospium Chloride?
  6. Yes, it is advised to follow a fibre-rich diet as constipation is one of the side effects of Trospium Chloride. Consult your doctor for a change in your diet.

  7. Is it safe to alter the dose of Trospium Chloride?
  8. No, Trospium Chloride dose is prescribed depending on the complexity of the condition. Hence, altering the dose is not advised.

  9. How is Trospium Chloride stored?

Trospium Chloride is stored at room temperature (20 – 25°C). Keep it away from sunlight, heat and moisture.  


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