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.