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 8
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 15

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
Fast heart rate (tachycardia) 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
40 mg daily 1
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 5
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 1
Personal research 1
See all 28 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 3
10 years or more 4

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
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
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 30
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 8
$25-49 4
< $25 10
Not specified 10

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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5 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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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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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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