GLYCOLATE 1mg Tablet 10's
What is Glycopyrrolate used for?
Glycopyrrolate is used to reduce the secretions in the mouth, throat, airway and stomach before the surgery. It is also used for the treatment of stomach ulcers.
Glycopyrrolate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Glycopyrrolate work?
Glycopyrrolate is an anti-cholinergic agent. It works by blocking the activity of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Inhibition of acetylcholine activity leads to a reduction in the gastric acid production. It also controls excessive salivary, tracheobronchial and pharyngeal secretions.
How to use Glycopyrrolate?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Glycopyrrolate medicine is available in the form of injection and tablet.
- Glycopyrrolate injection should be administered only under the medical supervision.
- Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet.
If you miss a dose of Glycopyrrolate, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Glycopyrrolate?
Drugs that interact with Glycopyrrolate include the following:
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Glycopyrrolate?
The following are the most common side effects of Glycopyrrolate:
- Visual disturbance
- Reduced sweating
- Irregular heartbeats
- Dry mouth
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Dry skin
- Difficulty in urination
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Glycopyrrolate?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Glycopyrrolate or similar drugs.
- Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Glycopyrrolate.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter worsen the side effects of Glycopyrrolate.
- Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
- Be cautious while using Glycopyrrolate if you have any kidney impairment.
What should you tell your doctor before using Glycopyrrolate?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart failure or irregular heart beat.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently asked questions about Glycopyrrolate:
- Does Glycopyrrolate affect fertility and birth control?
- How should Glycopyrrolate tablet be stored?
- What are the other formulations available for Glycopyrrolate?
- Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using Glycopyrrolate?
- Is it safe to alter the dose of Glycopyrrolate?
No. Glycopyrrolate medicine is not known to affect fertility or birth control.
Store the drug at room temperature (25 – 30°C) and avoid exposure to sunlight and moisture.
Glycopyrrolate medicine is available as injection and tablet.
No. There is no need to monitor for any laboratory parameters while using Glycopyrrolate.
No. Do not alter the dose of Glycopyrrolate medicine. Consult your doctor if you have any problem with the dose.
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