October 21, 2014
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Trosec

(trospium)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02275066 TROSEC 20MG TABLET

What side effects are possible with Trosec?

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • dry eyes
  • dry mouth
  • dry nose
  • fatigue
  • gas
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • nausea
  • upper abdominal pain

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • chest pain
  • eye pain
  • fainting
  • pounding, fast, or irregular heartbeat
  • urinary retention

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • inability to urinate
  • peeling or blistering skin
  • signs of a severe allergic reaction (such as hives; difficulty breathing; or swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat)

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.





Are there any other precautions or warnings for Trosec?

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.

Drowsiness/blurred vision: Trospium may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Avoid activities requiring mental alertness, such as driving, operating machinery, or performing hazardous work, until you know how trospium affects you. Alcohol and other medications that cause drowsiness may increase the drowsiness caused by trospium.

Gastrointestinal disorders: If you have an obstructive gastrointestinal disorder, ulcerative colitis, intestinal atony, or myasthenia gravis, your condition should be monitored closely by your doctor while you are taking this medication. Trospium may worsen these conditions.

Heat stroke: When trospium is taken in a hot environment, it can cause fever and heat stroke due to decreased sweating. Be sure to drink enough water if you are in a hot environment for a prolonged period of time.

Kidney function: If you have severe kidney function impairment, you may need a lower dose of trospium.

Liver function: If you have moderate liver function impairment, your condition should be monitored closely by their doctor while you are taking trospium. The safety and effectiveness of using trospium for people with severe liver function impairment have not been established.

Medical conditions: The safety and effectiveness of trospium have not been established for people with congestive heart failure, low blood potassium levels, heart attack, or other conditions associated with an increased risk of abnormal heart rhythms.

Narrow-angle glaucoma: If you are being treated for narrow-angle glaucoma, you should use trospium only if the benefits outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication.

Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.

Breast-feeding: It is not known if trospium passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children.

Seniors: Seniors, especially those over 75 years of age, may be more sensitive to some of the side effects of trospium and may need a lower daily dose.

What other drugs could interact with Trosec?

There may be an interaction between trospium and any of the following:

  • alcohol
  • anticholinergic medications or those with anticholinergic side effects (e.g., diphenhydramine, amitriptyline)
  • digoxin
  • formoterol
  • metformin
  • metoclopramide
  • narcotic medications (e.g., morphine, codeine)
  • pancuroniun
  • procainamide
  • salbutamol
  • tenofovir
  • vancomycin

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, decongestants, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

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