Overactive Bladder

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What is overactive bladder?

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a strong, sudden urge to urinate that can lead to a loss of bladder control. It can also result in an unexpected loss of urine.

You may think OAB is a natural part of aging that needs to be tolerated. But that’s simply not true. OAB is a common medical condition that affects 1 in 6 adults. And it can significantly impact your daily life.

How does an overactive bladder differ from a “normal” one?

Think of your bladder as a balloon that expands as it fills with urine. When your bladder is almost full, it sends messages to your brain saying it may be time to relieve yourself. Normally, your brain can override those signals until you’re in a place where you can go to the bathroom. With OAB, your bladder muscle contracts involuntarily. Not just when your bladder is full. And your brain isn’t able to control it. The result is a strong, sudden urge to urinate and, in some cases, an unexpected loss of urine.

Fortunately, OAB symptoms can be treated. And SANCTURA XR® can help.

What is SANCTURA XR®?

SANCTURA XR® (trospium chloride extended release capsules) is a prescription medicine that’s clinically proven to begin relieving OAB symptoms in as little as 1 week.

One SANCTURA XR® capsule taken each morning on an empty stomach with water can help relieve your urgency and frequency symptoms all day and night.

The most common side effects in clinical trials with SANCTURA XR® were dry mouth and constipation.

Ask a urologist about SANCTURA XR®

Be sure to speak with a urologist about your symptoms and how they are impacting your life. To help get the conversation started, take a moment to complete the quiz above. The answers may help your urologist determine whether or not you have OAB. And if SANCTURA XR® is right for you.

Indications

SANCTURA XR® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with overactive bladder who have the following symptoms: a strong need to urinate right away; leaking or wetting accidents due to a strong need to urinate right away; a need to urinate often.

Important Safety Information

You should not take SANCTURA XR® if you have trouble emptying your bladder; have delayed or slow emptying of your stomach; have an eye problem called “uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma.”

Be sure to tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you: have any stomach or intestinal problems or problems with constipation; have trouble emptying your bladder or have a weak urine stream; have an eye problem called narrow-angle glaucoma; have kidney problems; have liver problems.

Tell your doctor about the medicines you are taking. SANCTURA XR® capsules and certain other medicines can interact and make some side effects worse. SANCTURA XR® can affect how other medicines are handled by the body.

The most common side effects with SANCTURA XR® are dry mouth and constipation.

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