Trospium is the generic name given to a family of drugs which relieve spasms of the bladder and are known as antispasmodic and antimuscarinic agents which work by reducing muscle tone of the bladder which decreases urinary spasm and frequency.
This drug is used to treat overactive bladder and symptoms of urinary incontinence, frequency and urgency.
It is suggested moderate drinking while using this drug as the drug’s effectiveness may be decreased and the side effects may be increased.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before using this drug advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have untreated or uncontrolled narrow angle glaucoma, blockage in your digestive system, unable to urinate, liver or kidney disease, stomach or intestinal disorder such as ulcerative colitis, muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis or an enlarged prostate.
Less serious side effects are dry mouth or throat, dry eyes, blurred vision, constipation, stomach pain, bloating, gas, drowsy or mild skin rash. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue or unable to urinate or urinating less.If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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