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 48 22
Urinary urgency 20 9
Multiple sclerosis 9 6
Urge incontinence 5 0
Frequent urination 3 0
Neurogenic bladder 2 0

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  • 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 10
None 16

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Trospium

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 6
60 mg daily 4
20 mg daily 2
daily 1

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 6
Other 6
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
Personal research 1
See all 29 patients who've stopped taking Trospium

Duration

Currently taking Trospium

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Trospium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
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 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 8
$25-49 4
< $25 10
Not specified 11

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Trospium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fesoterodine (Toviaz) 2
Oxybutynin (Oxybutynin ER) 2
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 2
Solifenacin (Vesicare) 1

Patients stopped taking Trospium and switched to:

Treatment Patients
mirabegron (Myrbetriq) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Trospium

Jul 24, 2017 (Started Aug 29, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

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May 15, 2017 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for urinary urgency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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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