Glycopyrronium bromide - oral

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Glycopyrronium Bromide is used together with other medicines to treat conditions caused by excessive acidity in your stomach such as ulcer.

This medicine may also be used to inhibit salivation during surgery and treat severe drooling in children.

Glycopyrronium Bromide may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Glycopyrronium Bromide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Glycopyrronium Bromide is also available as an oral solution. If you are taking an oral solution, shake the bottle well before you take it to ensure that the liquid is evenly mixed. Use the measuring spoon or cup provided to measure out your prescribed dose.

This medicine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart and blood vessel instability associated with recent bleeding
- glaucoma (an increased pressure in the eye)
- blocked bowel or intestine
- severe ulcerative colitis (an inflammation of the large intestine)
- myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder)
as Glycopyrronium Bromide may not be suitable for you.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- heart disease e.g. heart failure, irregular/ or fast heartbeat, high blood pressure
- kidney disease
- thyroid disease
- prostate enlargement
- nerve problems causing weakness, numbness and pain
- ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine)
- hiatal hernia (a condition when part of the stomach extends through the diaphragm)

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
Glycopyrronium Bromide may cause any of the following side effects: flushing, headache, vomiting, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty urinating and stuffy nose. If you experience severe dry mouth, take some sweets, mints or chewing gum to help reduce the discomfort.

This medicine may cause your skin to be more sensitive to light. Apply sunscreen when going outdoors and avoid direct or prolonged exposure to sunlight and UV lamps.

Glycopyrronium Bromide may also affect the ability of your body to adjust to temperature changes in the environment. Avoid exposure to very hot environments.

This medicine may cause discoloration of your skin and eyes. If you experience any of these changes, let your doctor know.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience irregular heartbeat or confusion, restlessness, excitement, mood changes.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Avoid taking Glycopyrronium Bromide together with high-fat foods as the effectiveness of this medicine may be reduced. Ask your doctor about the types of food you should avoid.

Do not take hot drinks and spicy food around the time of taking this medicine. This will help minimise flushing.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

The oral solution should be used within 1 month after opening.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on glycopyrronium bromide - oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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