GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable)

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GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable)

GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname


GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Glycopyrrolate (glye-koe-PYE-roe-late) Treats peptic ulcers when you cannot take medicine by mouth or when treatment needs to be fast. Also used before and during surgery to dry up the mouth, throat, and stomach.

When To Not Use GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable)

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.

How Should You Use GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or a vein.
  • A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • You may be taught how to give medicine to yourself when you are at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable)

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 are also using atropine, dicyclomine (Bentyl®), scopolamine (Transderm Scop®), K-tab® or other potassium supplements, phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Thorazine®), medicine for depression (such as amitriptyline, imipramine, Norpramin®, Vivactil®), or medicine for Parkinson's disease (such as levodopa, Sinemet®).

GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, overactive thyroid, heart problems, high blood pressure, nerve problems, hiatal hernia, heartburn, diarrhea, colitis, a colostomy or ileostomy, or any other problems with your digestive system.
  • If this medicine is being used by your child, make sure your child's doctor knows if your child has Down's syndrome, problems with muscle spasms, or brain damage.
  • Be careful during hot weather or exercising. This medicine may make you sweat less, so you could get overheated more easily.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or cause blurred vision. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

GLYCOPYRROLATE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or fainting, trouble breathing
  • Muscle weakness or stiffness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Confusion, or nervousness
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Dry mouth
  • Light bothering your eyes
  • Redness, pain, swelling, or itching where the injection is given

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