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Robinul Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- What are the possible side effects of glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- What is the most important information I should know about glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- How should I take glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Robinul)?
- What happens if I overdose (Robinul)?
- What should I avoid while taking glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- What other drugs will affect glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
You should not use glycopyrrolate if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- bladder obstruction or other urination problems;
- a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus;
- a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines), severe constipation;
- severe ulcerative colitis or toxic megacolon;
- myasthenia gravis; or
- if you are also taking potassium chloride (Epiklor, K-Lor, K-Tab, Klor-Con, Micro-K, Rum-K, and others).
To make sure you can safely take glycopyrrolate, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- heart disease or a heart rhythm disorder;
- a stomach disorder such as hiatal hernia, reflux disease, or slow digestion;
- a colostomy or ileostomy;
- a thyroid disorder;
- high blood pressure;
- vision problems; or
- a nerve disorder that causes numbness or tingling.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether glycopyrrolate will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether glycopyrrolate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Glycopyrrolate should not be given to a child younger than 3 years old.
How should I take glycopyrrolate (Robinul)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take glycopyrrolate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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