GENERIC NAME: GLYCOPYRROLATE - INJECTION (gly-coe-PYE-roe-late)
BRAND NAME(S): Robinul
USES: This medication slows activity of the stomach and intestines and reduces acid secretion. It is used with anesthesia medications before surgery and in the treatment of peptic ulcers. This drug is also used to decrease secretions (e.g., saliva or phlegm) in the mouth and throat.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection, as directed by your doctor. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase the dose or use it more frequently without consulting your doctor. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Consult your pharmacist before mixing this drug with other medications in the same syringe.
SIDE EFFECTS: Flushing of the face, problems sleeping, headache, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, increased sensitivity to light, constipation, dry mouth, decreased sweating, thirst or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: confusion, nervousness, fast/irregular heartbeat, difficulty urinating. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: weakness, sexual function problems (e.g., impotence). An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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