Glycopyrrolate is a medicine which is used for the treatment of ulcers patient. It also reduces excessive drooling caused by certain medical conditions (especially cerebral palsy).
Many medicine companies sold glycopyrrolate naming Robinul, Cuvposa, Robinul Forte, and Glycate.
Glycopyrrolate is also used in surgery, as it used before or after surgery to reduce secretions in the mouth, throat, airways, and stomach. It is used in both before or during the surgery to block the certain reflex. Also, used to protect against some medication side effects.
It belongs under of drug called anticholinergics. As it blocks the activity of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter. This is first launching in the year 1961 by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
There are many glycopyrrolate side effects also so before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have or have ever had such things:
- An enlarge prostate
- Ulcerative colitis
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Overactive thyroid
- High blood pressure
- Irregular or rapid heartbeat
- Heart failure or coronary artery disease
- Kidney or liver disease
- Hiatal hernia
- Disorder of the nervous system
- Allergies to medicines
Ahead of taking any type of surgery tell your doctor that you take glycopyrrolate including a dental procedure. It may reduce your body’s ability to cool down by sweating. It can also cause fever or heatstroke at a very high temperature. Therefore it makes sure to drink plenty of water while having this medicine. It also causes some others as it can also make your eyes more sensitive to sunlight so wear sunglass while taking this medicine.
Newborn and infants are not advised to take this medicine unless your doctor tells you otherwise. As this drug contains benzyl alcohol, which can cause some serious “Glycopyrrolate side-effects” in babies.
Glycopyrrolate Side Effects
This medicine also has some common and some serious side-effect.
Common Glycopyrrolate side effects
- Decreased sweating
- Dry mouth
- Mild dizziness
- Loss of taste
- Mild weakness
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Feeling bloated
- Nasal congestion
- Dry, hot or flushed skin
- Chest pain
- Fast, slow or irregular heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual weakness
- Serve to vomit
- Blurred vision or vision problem
Glycopyrrolate comes in oral and injectable form. Oral comes as a tablet or solution to take by mouth. The tablets are usually taken two or three times a day. However, the solution also took three times a day.
Your dosage will depend on your weight, medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may start your dosage as a low quantity and may gradually increase them.
The solution should be taken at least one hour before or two hours before the meal. Carefully measure your dose.