Glycopyrronium-bromide

 
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Without a Prescription

Glycopyrronium-bromide is prescribed for use as a preoperative antimuscarinic to reduce salivary, tracheobronchial, and pharyngeal secretions, to reduce the volume and free acidity of gastric secretions and to block cardiac vagal inhibitory reflexes during induction of anesthesia and intubation.
Glycopyrronium-bromide is prescribed in the case of patients who are suffering from peptic ulcers.
Glycopyrronium-bromide is prescribed to decrease secretions (saliva or phlegm) in the mouth and throat.
Glycopyrronium-bromide is prescribed with anesthesia medications before surgery and in the treatment of peptic ulcers.
Glycopyrronium-bromide slows activity of the stomach and intestines and reduces acid secretion.
The injectable form of this medicine can also be given to patients in order to reduce their saliva, lung, nasal and / or stomach secretions and in the case of patients who need to have their heart beat under control during surgery.

Side Effects

Glycopyrronium-bromide side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- a fast or irregular heart beat;
- allergic reaction;
- bloating, nausea, constipation or heartburn;
- Blurred vision;
- changes in taste;
- Confusion;
- Constipation;
- Decreased sweating;
- Difficulty urinating;
- dizziness, headache, or lightheadedness;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry mouth;
- eye pain;
- Fast/irregular heartbeat;
- Flushing of the face;
- flushing or rash;
- Headache;
- Increased sensitivity to light;
- Itching;
- large pupils, blurred vision, or increased eye sensitivity to bright light;
- nasal congestion, stuffiness, or a dry mouth;
- nervousness, weakness;
- Nervousness;
- Problems sleeping;
- Rash;
- Severe dizziness;
- Sexual function problems (impotence);
- Swelling;
- Thirst or pain/redness/swelling at the injection site;
- Trouble breathing;
- Weakness;

Contraindications

Glycopyrronium-bromide is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- chronic lung disorder, asthma, or allergies;
- enlarged prostate;
- glaucoma;
- irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, or any sort of heart disorder;
- kidney disorders;
- liver disorder;
- myasthenia gravis;
- reflux disease or hiatal hernia;
- serious ulcerative colitis, intestinal blockage;
- thyroid problems;
- tingling or numbness in your feet or hands;
- ulcerative colitis;
- urinary tract blockage (difficulty urinating);
- if you have a rapid heart rate due to heart failure or overactive thyroid;
- if you have active severe bleeding;
- if you have an ileostomy or colostomy;
- if you have an overactive thyroid;
- if you have any allergies;
- if you have asthma;
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have disorders of the esophagus (reflux, hiatal hernia);
- if you have enlarged prostate;
- if you have glaucoma;
- if you have heart problems (coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, hypertension);
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have myasthenia gravis;
- if you have nervous system disorders (autonomic neuropathy);
- if you have stomach/intestine problems (obstruction, ulcerative colitis, toxic megacolon);

Interactions

Do not take Glycopyrronium-bromide with any of the following drugs:
- Allergy medications (diphenhydramine);
- amantadine (symmetrel);
- Amantadine;
- antihistamines like brompheniramine (bromphen, dimetapp), diphenhydramine (benadryl), chlorpheniramine (chlor-trimeton), triprolidine (actifed);
- appetite suppressants and / or decongestants;
- Chlorpromazine;
- Corticosteroids (prednisone);
- Digoxin;
- Disopyramide;
- Ketoconazole;
- Medications for Parkinson's disease;
- other phenothiazines,;
- phenothiazines like prochlorperazine (compazine), chlorpromazine (thorazine);
- Phenothiazines;
- Potassium supplements (specifically wax-matrix preparations);
- Procainamide;
- Promethazine;
- quinidine (quinora, cardioquin, quinaglute, quinidex);
- Quinidine;
- Tricyclic anti-depressants (amitriptyline);
- tricyclic antidepressants;

Possible antagonism of action:
- donepezil;
- galantamine;
- rivastigmine;
- haloperidol;

Overdose

Reported Glycopyrronium-bromide overdose symptoms are:
- An irregular pulse;
- Anxiety;
- Blurred vision;
- Confusion;
- Constipation;
- Diarrhea;
- Difficult urinating;
- Difficulty swallowing;
- Dilated pupils;
- Dizziness;
- Drowsiness;
- Dry hot skin;
- Dry mouth;
- Dry mouth;
- Hallucinations;
- Heachaches;
- Headache;
- Mental/mood changes;
- Muscle weakness;
- Nausea;
- Rapid heartbeat;
- Restlessness;
- Seizures;
- Seizures;
- Vomiting;
- Weak pulse;

Other Brand Names

In some countries Glycopyrronium-bromide may also be known as:
- Tarodyn;
- Tarodyl;
- Glycopyrronium-bromide;
- Robinal;
- Robanul;
- Nodapton;
- Gastrodyn;
- Asecryl;
Without Prescription (2017)