(Also known as glycopyrronium)
Glycopyrrolate is the active ingredient of Robinul (Nappi Code: 761206-19 and
In South Africa glycopyrrolate is used
pre-operatively and during surgery to reduce salivary and bronchial secretions,
and also to reduce and prevent an undesirable drop in blood pressure and a slow
Since glycopyrrolate is used during surgical procedures, your doctors will
determine the suitability and safety of this drug for you. They will also
monitor you closely for any adverse effects.
Drug schedule: schedule 2
Available as: glycopyrrolate is
available as this medication is available as an injection.
Dependence risk: low
available as a generic? no
Is glycopyrrolate available on prescription
Consult your doctor before using this drug
- you have glaucoma
- you have asthma
- you have known heart rhythm disturbances
- you have been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis
- you have high blood pressure
- you have cardiovascular disease
- you are pregnant
- you are taking any other medication
Pregnancy: avoid. It is unknown how this medication may affect your
baby. Consult your doctor before using this drug, or if you are planning to fall
Breastfeeding: avoid. This medication is passed through
breast milk and may affect your baby adversely. Consult your doctor before use.
It may furthermore decrease your milk-flow.
Porphyria: avoid. It is
unknown how this medication may affect your condition. Consult your doctor
Possible side effects
The following side effects have been
- dry mouth
- blurred vision
- urinary hesitancy
- fast heart rate
- nausea and vomiting
- loss of taste
- skin rash
This material is not intended to substitute medical advice, but is
for informational purposes only. Please consult a physician for specific
treatment and recommendations.
Consult your doctor before using this drug if
you have glaucoma, asthma, known heart rhythm disturbances, if you have been
diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, high blood pressure, or if you have
An overdose of this medication can be fatal. Seek
immediate emergency medical attention.