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User Reviews for Trospium

Trospium has an average rating of 6.8 out of 10 from a total of 55 ratings on Drugs.com. 59% of those users who reviewed Trospium reported a positive effect, while 22% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Urinary Frequency  
6.5
33 reviews 19 medications
Urinary Incontinence  
7.0
20 reviews 49 medications
Interstitial Cystitis  Off-label
10.0
2 reviews 25 medications
Summary of Trospium reviews 6.8 55 reviews

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Reviews for Trospium

Bo legs · Taken for less than 1 month February 20, 2021

For Urinary Frequency: “When I took this drug first day morning I started urinating every 15 minutes to 30 minutes by evening got worser just had to sit on stool about 10 minutes empty bladder at least 5 time. Around 6pm same evening could not stop had to put on a depend and peed every minute. I will never take this again. I called dr left message I guess they will get back with me. I read it take 20 hours to get out my body please leave terrible drug”

1 / 10
Anonymous February 16, 2021

For Urinary Incontinence: “I had a bad experience-bad constipation, dizzy, shortness if breath and then difficulty peeing. Not for me.”

1 / 10
electric · Taken for less than 1 month December 5, 2020

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “this drug Sanctura did not work for urinary issues, it created bladder retention”

1 / 10
sweikel September 7, 2007

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “I started taking Sanctura a few months ago and I absolutly love it! I was urinating every 45 minutes. Since I've been taking it I can now go for 3 hours at a shot,,what a difference. The sleepiness of the pill went away after about a week of being on it. The dry mouth isn't bad. The pill has helped me wonderfully! I am so glad I take it.”

Shelly August 31, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “I have been taking Trospium CL 60MG Capsules for over 20 years. You must take it an hour before you eat which I usually do in the morning before I eat breakfast. I think it works great. I have had some constipation but I eat a dark chocolate Milky Way Midnight mini bar every other day and that keep me regular. I am an 80 yr old female.”

10 / 10
deaddolly · Taken for less than 1 month September 1, 2012

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “After trying Vesicare, Enablex and Gelnique, I was giving up. My doctor suggested trying this one...Sanctura. I saw results the very next day. I can not only sleep through the night, I am no longer running to get to the toilet in the morning. I've only been on it 5 days. No side effects yet. But I also take stool softeners. No dry mouth...no sleepiness. I also have given up caffeine at the same time I began this pill. Not sure if that helped as well, but I am now very happy!”

10 / 10
H · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 18, 2019

For Urinary Incontinence: “Amazing drug!!!!! I have had incontinence my whole life. It was horrible and embarrassing. I would go through the thickest poise pads all day and night. No side effects on it. I love my life again!!!!!!!!! No running to the bathroom every half hour!”

10 / 10
SaritaK · Taken for less than 1 month June 9, 2014

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Incontinence: “My urologist prescribed this 3 years ago and gave me samples to try. It was amazing! It worked so well it seemed like magic. I am just thrilled with the results. While I still get up during the night, I don't have the worry of not getting to the bathroom before the urine drips down my leg. In addition, I don't get up as often, which gives me a much better quality sleep. During the day, my overactive bladder has calmed to the point where I feel normal! I'm so grateful to have this medicine. It has changed my life.”

10 / 10
Anonymous April 4, 2009

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “At times had terrible urgency, very problematic on travel and even daily life, meeting, traffic etc. Started with Vesicare, which worked quite well, but seemed to reach a plateau. I then started on Sanctura about 5-6 weeks ago. It seems to be even better for me than Vesicare. Very happy with it so far, even though I still not consider myself normal quite yet but any improvement is great. Compared to before the drugs, the improvement is fantastic, my best recommendations for this drug.”

8 / 10
madisonrenee17 · Taken for less than 1 month August 23, 2019

For Urinary Frequency: “I was really hoping this trospium would help me control overactive bladder especially at night, but instead it made it impossible for me to go and I would spent up to 30 minutes on the toilet unable to go. I also had severe blurry vision almost immediately. I do not recommend at all!”

1 / 10
lsrtx August 8, 2008

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “I started Sanctura 4 months ago, I have had urgency and incontinence for many years, and have just lived with it. I have tried all of the other medications to no avail, one or 2 days benefit only. I complained, with much embarrassment to my Urologist he gave me samples of Sanctura. I will tell you I have been accident free for 4 months, the second day I took the medicine I saw a drastic difference, I wasn't running to the bathroom every 15 minutes. Wonderful medicine. No side effects.”

10 / 10
Benji0818 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 11, 2014

For Urinary Frequency: “This medication has changed my life, literally. As a hairdresser, it was becoming increasingly difficult for me to do more than one client at a time before having to rush off to the bathroom because the urge to go hit me so badly. The urge to go was almost always accompanied by pain, which made it very difficult to hold my urine on the way to the bathroom. During an 8 hr shift, I was going around 7 times everyday, and countless other times at home. At night I would typically go between 3-5 times, never fully getting any rest. Since starting this pill about 2 months ago, I go maybe once or twice in an 8 hr shift. When I go, I'm not in a tight. When I feel the urge to go, I can suppress it until I have the opportunity to go.”

10 / 10
karenfio April 18, 2010

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “It has been a tremendous improvement for me. Before the medication, I was unable to play in the yard with my children because of constant urges and frequent incontinence. Now (with the medication) I am training for my first 5K run. The urges are gone and I'm able to use the bathroom like a normal person. I don't have the fear of an accident like I did before. It's amazing!”

10 / 10
Marissa · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 20, 2019

For Urinary Incontinence: “Trospium seriously has improved my life tenfold. I have MS and have been diagnosed with Detrusor sphincter dyssynergia (DSD) basically my sphincter spasms. I was incontinent, up 6-15 times at night, and miserable at 36 having to wear adult diapers. Now, mixed with self catheterization, I sleep ALL night with no interruption, can go with just a thin liner now (out of paranoia) and I have my life back. I am forever indebted to the urologist who suggested this medication!”

10 / 10
Irisch · Taken for less than 1 month August 21, 2018

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “This medication seems to be working fairly well but I only started it last week. I reached a plateau with Vesicare which is fairly expensive. My biggest problem is constipation and tiredness. I am thinking about cutting down to one pill a day. If it doesn't work out I will go back to Vesicare. I am 64 years old female, and have had this problem over 30 years.”

8 / 10
Fixed! · Taken for less than 1 month February 26, 2018

For Urinary Incontinence: “This medicine was a life saver for me! After nearly 20 years of running to the bathroom and dealing with leakage (frequency, urgency, and mixed incontinence) since my 20's, I am free! I tried every natural therapy I could, to no avail. I went under extensive testing years ago by a urologist only to be told there is nothing wrong with me. I tried eliminating foods, alcohol. I tried acupuncture. Various supplements. Alternative doctors. Nothing worked. Myrbetriq helped but made me extremely constipated. The only side affect I have with Trospium is minor dry throat but it is tolerable even as a teacher. I just keep some water or tea by me. I'm free!!”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 4, 2008

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Incontinence: “I've been on this medicine for a few months. Before my biggest problem was waking up at night to pee but not having enough time to get to the bathroom before it started running down my leg. The Sanctura alleviated this problem, and I haven't experienced any negative side effects but it feels like it's harder to empty my bladder. It seems like my bladder is never really completely empty, but the Sanctura does help to eliminate "accidents." ”

8 / 10
Anonymous November 26, 2008

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “I am only 39 years old, and having to go constantly after drinking water or pepsi. I feel like I can't go shopping or anywhere without having to worry about it. I tried 5 different pills and this was by far the best. The only side effect I have is a dry mouth, but it's not that bad. It comes and goes, and it's not so bothersome. This is the one I'm on now, and will stay on. The one thing I don't like, is that you have to take it one hour before breakfast. Sometimes it's hard for me to wait that long before I can eat - especially if I forget to take my pill, then have to wait even longer to eat.”

10 / 10
MG from IND,MO July 28, 2010

Sanctura XR (trospium) for Interstitial Cystitis: “I have had interstitial cystitis my entire life. I had very painful periods and always felt uncomfortable. I started this wonderful medicine and the pain has stopped. I don't hurt anymore. Take as soon as you wake up 1 hour before you eat! Works best this way!”

10 / 10
Lu · Taken for less than 1 month March 1, 2020

For Urinary Incontinence: “This worked wonderfully! Unfortunately, about the 4th day I noticed a bulge under both eyes. I said to myself: “wow, I really am getting old”. Then....by 1week, I had a full blown severe allergic attack just on one side of my face, red, hot and swollen. So disappointed because it did work for me and right away.”

1 / 10
jetwriter September 6, 2010

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Incontinence: “Sanctura has given me freedom to be more than 10ft from the bathroom. An unexpected bonus is that it cleared up the last problems of my depression. I am free of suicidal thinking, able to be in crowds. So I am enjoying life more than I've ever had in the past.”

9 / 10
Sweetpea · Taken for less than 1 month June 6, 2019

For Urinary Incontinence: “I was given this drug as a cheaper option for Vesicare. This drug did not work for me While I had no side effects, I had to start wearing pads because I had no control over my bladder. I contacted my pharmacist who is sending me the generic for Vesicare—Solifenacin Succinate”

1 / 10
Anonymous August 16, 2010

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “I have been taking Sanctura for several months. It is very effective. I do have bad results with constipation. I did not take the symptoms of constipation seriously and needed help from the ER at the hospital to get relief. It is something almost all medicine stresses as a possibility, but for me it was a serious problem. I watch it more carefully now.”

7 / 10
Moe Tara · Taken for less than 1 month May 28, 2015

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “I am taking Spasmex for two weeks which is same as Sanctura (Trospium Chloride), I am feeling much better. I can tolerate all side effects except the fatigue and weakness that I am having in my legs. I cannot walk for a distance as I have to find a seat to rest my legs for a while. My doctor asked to reduce the dose but that did not help as my bladder turned overactive again. Now I am back with the same prescribed dose and will wait and see whether the side effects will go or I may ask to my Dr. to change the medicine if I couldn't tolerate my leg and muscle issue.”

8 / 10
Red1977 · Taken for 2 to 5 years November 26, 2015

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “Have been taking Trospium for 4 years, visits to the toilet have decreased to 5-6 visits in each 24 hr period. In my case it has not taking the feeling of needing to urinate away entirely but is more bearable and with will power and bladder training it has worked. Sometimes feels like I can't empty my bladder entirely but though this is frustrating it is not as bad as having to use the bathroom every hour or so”

9 / 10
Kimberly fabiano October 13, 2014

Sanctura (trospium) for Urinary Frequency: “This medicines side effect for me was really bad constipation. I was in and out the ER for constipation and not one doctor told me it could be this medicine. After getting off of it, it took me 9 long days to have a bowel movement but since getting off of it I am back to normal. This medicine never helped with my overactive bladder.”

3 / 10
FLAP · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 15, 2018

For Urinary Frequency: “I switched over from Ditropan to trospium for OAB. Better urinary control, but still have stress related leak or outright flow. I was willing to live with that, with some lifestyle changes but about 3 months into treatment, I began to have horrendous constipation. I drink gallons of water, eat barrels of whole oats, bushels of fruits and veggies and still....days and days of pain and feeling I'm about to explode! I'm going to have to wean off and find another way to deal with the bladder. It's as if since starting this med, I have "created a monster" inside me. And it doesn't want to leave easily.”

4 / 10
Adri · Taken for less than 1 month December 24, 2018

For Urinary Frequency: “This medicine is horrible. I took it for OAB and it helped with the urgency and frequency but I got so constipated. I had to stop it. My constipation got so bad that I had to use a laxative that didn't work then an enema and that didn't work, I also had horrible stomach pain. After I stopped it took a few days and some laxatives to get regular.”

1 / 10

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