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Precautions and Warnings With Trospium

Before starting a new medication, make sure you know about the drug's precautions and warnings. With trospium, you should know that it may slow down the digestive system, cause blurred vision or drowsiness, and worsen glaucoma. Precautions and warnings with trospium also extend to people who have difficulty urinating, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, or a condition that delays the emptying of food from the stomach.

Trospium: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking trospium chloride (Sanctura®) if you have:
  • Liver disease, including liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Glaucoma
  • Digestive problems (especially those that involve slow emptying of food from the stomach)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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