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- What is glycopyrrolate-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for glycopyrrolate-injection?
- Is glycopyrrolate-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for glycopyrrolate-injection?
- What are the side effects of glycopyrrolate-injection?
- What is the dosage for glycopyrrolate-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with glycopyrrolate-injection?
- Is glycopyrrolate-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about glycopyrrolate-injection?
What is glycopyrrolate-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Glycopyrrolate is a synthetic anti-cholinergic medication. Glycopyrrolate works by blocking acetylcholine activity on smooth muscles and other tissues. Acetylcholine is neurotransmitter, a chemical that nerves use for communicating. Blocking of acetylcholine leads to decrease in volume and acidity of stomach secretions and decrease in pharyngeal, tracheal, and bronchial secretions. It also reverses symptoms of excessive bronchial secretions, bronchospasm, low heart rate, and intestinal hypermotility caused by medications that increase the action of acetylcholine. The FDA approved glycopyrrolate in August 1961.
What brand names are available for glycopyrrolate-injection?
Robinul, Robinul Forte, Cuvposa, Glycate
Is glycopyrrolate-injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for glycopyrrolate-injection?
What are the side effects of glycopyrrolate-injection?
Common side effects of glycopyrrolate are:
- dry mouth,
- urinary retention,
- blurred vision,
- dilated pupils,
- increased heart rate,
- dry skin,
- urinary retention, and
- mental confusion.
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