Glycopyrrolate (By mouth)
Treats peptic ulcers. Also used to treat severe drooling caused by certain conditions (such as cerebral palsy) in children 3 to 16 years of age.
Uses of This Medicine
Glycopyrrolate is used to treat peptic ulcers in adults. It is also used to treat chronic, severe drooling caused by certain neurologic disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy) in children 3 to 16 years of age. This medicine is an anticholinergic.
Glycopyrrolate may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.
Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
You or your child should take the oral liquid at least one hour before or two hours after meals.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
If a dose is missed:
Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Make sure your doctor knows if you or your child is receiving amantadine (Symmetrel®), atenolol (Tenormin®), digoxin (Lanoxin®), haloperidol (Haldol®), metformin (Glucophage®), or levodopa (Sinemet®).
When Not To Use
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to glycopyrrolate, or if you have glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, or trouble urinating because of an enlarged prostate or other blockage. You should not use this medicine if you have certain problems with digestion, including severe colitis or something physically blocking digestion. Do not take this medicine if you or your child is receiving potassium chloride tablets or other potassium supplements (in capsule or tablet forms).
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you or your child has kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, congestive heart failure, heart rhythm problems, high blood pressure, nerve problems, an enlarged prostate, or an overactive thyroid. Tell your doctor if you or your child has hiatal hernia, heartburn, diarrhea, colitis, a colostomy or ileostomy, or any other problems with your stomach, bowel, or digestive system.
This medicine may cause constipation or diarrhea. Constipation or diarrhea can be an early symptom of a serious bowel problem. Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if you or your child has constipation, diarrhea, abdominal or stomach distention (swelling), pain, nausea, or vomiting.
Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor right away if your child is unable to urinate, has dry diapers or undergarments, or has the following symptoms while using this medicine: crying, irritability, decrease in the frequency of urine, or difficult or painful urination.
This medicine may make you drowsy or cause blurred vision. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you or your child is not alert.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Abdominal pain or swelling.
Decrease in how much or how often you urinate, painful urination.
Diarrhea or constipation.
Fast or pounding heartbeat.
Lightheadedness or fainting.
Muscle weakness or stiffness.
Trouble with breathing.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Light bothering your eyes.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Cuvposa, Glycate, Robinul, Robinul Forte
There may be other brand names for this medicine.