What is Trospium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Sanctura Sanctura XR Trosec

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Trospium is an anticholinergic agent used for the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urgency, incontinence, and urinary frequency.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 46 19
Urinary urgency 19 7
Multiple Sclerosis 8 5
Urge Incontinence 5 0
Frequent urination 3 0
Intermittent urinary incontinence 2 1

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 6
Mild 9
None 13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trospium

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 5
Constipation 2
Urinary hesitancy 2
Urinary retention 2
Difficulty urinating occasionally 1
Headaches 1

Show all 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trospium

Dosage Patients
60 mg daily 5
20 mg twice daily 4
20 mg daily 3

Why patients stopped taking Trospium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 12
Side effects too severe 8
Doctor's advice 5
Other 5
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
See all 27 patients who’ve stopped taking Trospium

Duration

Currently taking Trospium

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Trospium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 27
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 27
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 8
$25-49 3
< $25 9
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trospium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 2
Oxybutynin (Ditropan) 2
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 2
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Trospium

27 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

ltbeauti
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ltbeauti
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See ltbeauti's full Trospium history

Nov 15, 2016 (Started Sep 04, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Urinary retention)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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tigger13039
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tigger13039
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See tigger13039's full Trospium history

Oct 27, 2011 (Started Jun 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Urinary hesitancy, Difficulty starting to urinate, weak urination stream, Weak urination stream)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sit and pee if your a man because it will weaken your stream and it will become a spray... and there is no amount of lifting the seat that will save your floor... May invest in a heated potty seat or just suck it up like all the millions of ladies :P However after taking it and your system gets use to, or the added meds for the bladder, the stream comes back but is incosistant.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mislissa1029
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mislissa1029
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See mislissa1029's full Trospium history

Oct 27, 2009 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is the medicine I wish my insurance would cover b/c IT WORKED! Not 1 time did I have any type of incontinence problems.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Constipation, Dry mouth, Dry mouth

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation, Constipation, Dry mouth, Dry mouth

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