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Trospium chloride

Trospium chloride is a medicine used to help to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder such as urinary incontinence, urgency or frequency. It works by preventing spasms of the bladder muscle which can help to reduce the episodes of urinary incontinence or reduce the frequency of passing urine or the feeling of urgency that bladder spasms can cause.

Trospium chloride is not suitable for everyone so it’s important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

You may not be suitable for this medication if you:

  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • have a hiatus hernia and reflux oesophagitis
  • have autonomic neuropathy
  • have certain types of gastrointestinal problems
  • have certain types of urinary problems which increase the risk of urinary retention
  • have heart problems
  • have hyperthyroidism
  • have kidney problems
  • have liver problems
  • have megacolon
  • have myasthenia gravis
  • have narrow angle glaucoma
  • have urinary retention

Side Effects

Everyone’s reaction to a medicine is different. You may experience some of the side effects listed below or none at all. If you are having problems with this medicine, it’s important to tell your GP immediately.

A very common side effect of taking Trospium Chloride is dry mouth.

Below is a list of other common side effects of taking Trospium Chloride:

  • constipation
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • stomach pain

Further Help

If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call NHS non-emergency number on 111 (You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation)