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GLYNIUM contain glycopyrronium which belongs to a group of medicine called anticholinergics. It is used for maintenance treatment of COPD. COPD is a long-term (chronic) lung disease that include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. It relaxes the muscles around the airways in your lungs and prevent symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. It should be taken 2 times each day to improve symptoms of COPD for better breathing and is intended for long-term use.
It is not used to treat sudden or acute symptoms of COPD. Always have a short-acting beta2-agonist medicine (rescue inhaler) with you to treat sudden symptom of COPD. If you do not have a rescue inhaler, contact your healthcare providers to have one prescribed for you.
This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years. The common side effects are shortness of breath, and urinary tract infections. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
GLYNIUM works by blocking the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain. This help the muscle around the lung stay relaxed and reduce COPD symptom such as coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Always take GLYNIUM exactly as your doctor has told you. Take this medicine two times each day (morning and evening) at the same time each day. Do not inject or swallow the medicine.
Nausea and Vomiting:
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Place a cold washcloth over your closed eyes two to three times a day for five minutes.
GLYNIUM should be used with caution in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
GLYNIUM should be used with caution in breast feeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
GLYNIUM should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
GLYNIUM should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take GLYNIUM if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to glycopyrronium or any other ingredients in this medicine.
GLYNIUM should be used with caution in patients suffering from active lung diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Tell your doctor, if you:
Talk to your doctor if you are taking,
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Capsule, Injection, Respicap, Respules|
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
Can GLYNIUM be used in children?
No, this medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.
Can GLYNIUM be used in patients having lung disease?
It should be used with caution in patients suffering from active lung diseases.
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2. Roland Buhl1 and Donald Banerji2. Profile of glycopyrronium for once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe COPD. US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 26 Oct 2012. [Accessed 19 Nov 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3484531/
3. Akums Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Ltd; [Revised on 14 dec 2019] [Accessed 19 Nov 2020] https://ciplamed.com/content/glycohale-respule
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