glycopyrrolate (Robinul, Robinul Forte, Cuvposa, Glycate)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP
    Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

    Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

    Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.

Is glycopyrrolate-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies done on glycopyrrolate to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. It has been shown that small amounts of glycopyrrolate will pass the placental barrier.

It is not known whether glycopyrrolate enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers. Anticholinergics may cause suppression of lactation.

What else should I know about glycopyrrolate-injection?

What preparations of glycopyrrolate-injection are available?

Glycopyrrolate injection is available in 0.2 mg/ml strength in 1 ml and 2 ml single-use vials. It is also available in 5 ml and 20 ml multi-use vials. All vials contain benzyl alcohol 0.9% as preservative.

How should I keep glycopyrrolate-injection stored?

Store Glycopyrrolate injection at room temperature between 20 C and 25 C (68 F and 77 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/7/2015

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