Glycopyrrolate use while Breastfeeding
Drugs containing Glycopyrrolate: Robinul, Cuvposa, Robinul Forte
Glycopyrrolate Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding
Summary of Use during Lactation
No information is available on the use of glycopyrrolate during breastfeeding. Because glycopyrrolate is a quaternary ammonium compound, it is not likely to be absorbed and reach the bloodstream of the infant. Long-term use of glycopyrrolate might reduce milk production or milk letdown, but a single dose is unlikely to interfere with breastfeeding. During long-term use, observe for signs of decreased lactation (e.g., insatiety, poor weight gain).
Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Effects in Breastfed Infants
Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.
Possible Effects on Lactation
Relevant published information in nursing mothers was not found as of the revision date. Anticholinergics can inhibit lactation in animals, apparently by inhibiting growth hormone and oxytocin secretion. Anticholinergic drugs can also reduce serum prolactin in nonnursing women. The prolactin level in a mother with established lactation may not affect her ability to breastfeed.
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CAS Registry Number
- Adjuvants, Anesthesia
- Muscarinic Antagonists
- Muscarinic Antagonists
LactMed Record Number
Information from the National Library of Medicine's LactMed Database.
Last Revision Date
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