Glycopyrrolate Tablets

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Glycopyrrolate Tablets, USP
Rx only
 
 

Glycopyrrolate Tablets Description


Glycopyrrolate Tablets, USP contain the synthetic anticholinergic, glycopyrrolate. Glycopyrrolate is a quaternary ammonium compound with the following chemical name: 3-[(cyclopentylhydroxyphenylacetyl)oxy]-1, 1-dimethylpyrrolidinium bromide.

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Each 1 mg tablet contains:
Glycopyrrolate, USP......... 1 mg

Inactive Ingredients: dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate, lactose monohydrate, magnesium Stearate, povidone, and sodium starch glycolate.

Glycopyrrolate Tablets - Clinical Pharmacology


Glycopyrrolate, like other anticholinergic (antimuscarinic) agents, inhibits the action of acetylcholine on structures innervated by postganglionic cholinergic nerves and on smooth muscles that respond to acetylcholine but lack cholinergic innervation. These peripheral cholinergic receptors are present in the autonomic effector cells of smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, the sino-atrial node, the atrioventricular node, exocrine glands, and, to a limited degree, in the autonomic ganglia. Thus, it diminishes the volume and free acidity of gastric secretions and controls excessive pharyngeal, tracheal, and bronchial secretions.

Glycopyrrolate antagonizes muscarinic symptoms (e.g., bronchorrhea, bronchospasm, bradycardia, and intestinal hypermotility) induced by cholinergic drugs such as the anticholinesterases.

The highly polar quaternary ammonium group of glycopyrrolate limits its passage across lipid membranes, such as the blood-brain barrier, in contrast to atropine sulfate and scopolamine hydrobromide, which are non-polar tertiary amines which penetrate lipid barriers easily.

Indications and Usage for Glycopyrrolate Tablets


For use as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer. 

Contraindications


Glaucoma; obstructive uropathy (for example, bladder neck obstruction due to prostatic hypertrophy); obstructive disease of the gastrointestinal tract (as in achalasia, pyloroduodenal stenosis, etc.); paralytic ileus; intestinal atony of the elderly or debilitated patient; unstable cardiovascular status in acute hemorrhage; severe ulcerative colitis; toxic megacolon complicating ulcerative colitis; myasthenia gravis. Glycopyrrolate Tablets are contraindicated in those patients with a hypersensitivity to glycopyrrolate.

Warnings


In the presence of a high environmental temperature, heat prostration (fever and heat stroke due to decreased sweating) can occur with use of Glycopyrrolate Tablets.

Diarrhea may be an early symptom of incomplete intestinal obstruction, especially in patients with ileostomy or colostomy. In this instance treatment with this drug would be inappropriate and possibly harmful.

Glycopyrrolate Tablets may produce drowsiness or blurred vision. In this event, the patient should be warned not to engage in activities requiring mental alertness such as operating a motor vehicle or other machinery, or performing hazardous work while taking this drug.

Theoretically, with overdosage, a curare-like action may occur, i.e., neuro-muscular blockade leading to muscular weakness and possible paralysis.

Pregnancy
 
The safety of this drug during pregnancy has not been established. The use of any drug during pregnancy requires that the potential benefits of the drug be weighed against possible hazards to mother and child. Reproduction studies in rats revealed no teratogenic effects from glycopyrrolate; however, the potent anticholinergic action of this agent resulted in diminished rates of conception and of survival at weaning, in a dose-related manner. Other studies in dogs suggest that this may be due to diminished seminal secretion which is evident at high doses of glycopyrrolate. Information on possible adverse effects in the pregnant female is limited to uncontrolled data derived from marketing experience. Such experience has revealed no reports of teratogenic or other fetus-damaging potential. No controlled studies to establish the safety of the drug in pregnancy have been performed.

Nursing Mothers
 
It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. As a general rule, nursing should not be undertaken while a patient is on a drug since many drugs are excreted in human milk.

Pediatric Use
 
Since there is no adequate experience in pediatric patients who have received this drug, safety and efficacy in pediatric patients have not been established.

Precautions


Use Glycopyrrolate Tablets with caution in the elderly and in all patients with:

 

  • Autonomic neuropathy.
  • Hepatic or renal disease.
  • Ulcerative colitis–large doses may suppress intestinal motility to the point of producing a paralytic ileus and for this reason may precipitate or aggravate “toxic megacolon,” a serious complication of the disease.
  • Hyperthyroidism, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac tachyarrhythmias, tachycardia, hypertension and prostatic hypertrophy.
  • Hiatal hernia associated with reflux esophagitis, since anticholinergic drugs may aggravate this condition.

Adverse Reactions


Anticholinergics produce certain effects, most of which are extensions of their fundamental pharmacological actions. Adverse reactions to anticholinergics in general may include xerostomia; decreased sweating; urinary hesitancy and retention; blurred vision; tachycardia; palpitations; dilatation of the pupil; cycloplegia; increased ocular tension; loss of taste; headaches; nervousness; mental confusion; drowsiness; weakness; dizziness; insomnia; nausea; vomiting; constipation; bloated feeling; impotence; suppression of lactation; severe allergic reaction or drug idiosyncrasies including anaphylaxis, urticaria and other dermal manifestations.

Glycopyrrolate is chemically a quaternary ammonium compound; hence, its passage across lipid membranes, such as the blood-brain barrier, is limited in contrast to atropine sulfate and scopolamine hydrobromide. For this reason the occurrence of CNS related side effects is lower, in comparison to their incidence following administration of anticholinergics which are chemically tertiary amines that can cross this barrier readily.

Overdosage


The symptoms of overdosage of glycopyrrolate are peripheral in nature rather than central.

 

  1. To guard against further absorption of the drug–use gastric lavage, cathartics and/or enemas.
  2. To combat peripheral anticholinergic effects (residual mydriasis, dry mouth, etc.)–utilize a quaternary ammonium anticholinesterase, such as neostigmine methylsulfate.
  3. To combat hypotension–use pressor amines (norepinephrine, metaraminol) i.v.; and supportive care.
  4. To combat respiratory depression–administer oxygen; utilize a respiratory stimulant such as Dopram® i.v.; artificial respiration.

 

Glycopyrrolate Tablets Dosage and Administration


The dosage of Glycopyrrolate Tablets should be adjusted to the needs of the individual patient to assure symptomatic control with a minimum of adverse reactions. The presently recommended maximum daily dosage of glycopyrrolate is 8 mg.

Glycopyrrolate Tablets 1 mg. The recommended initial dosage of Glycopyrrolate Tablets for adults is one tablet three times daily (in the morning, early afternoon, and at bedtime). Some patients may require two tablets at bedtime to assure overnight control of symptoms. For maintenance, a dosage of one tablet twice a day is frequently adequate.

Glycopyrrolate Tablets are not recommended for use in pediatric patients under the age of 12 years.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

There are no known drug interactions.

How is Glycopyrrolate Tablets Supplied


Glycopyrrolate Tablets USP, 1 mg are white to off-white, round, beveled edge uncoated tablets, debossed with ‘Y’ and break line on one side and ‘08’ on the other side.

            Bottles of 10                           NDC 13107-014-11
            Bottles of 100                         NDC 13107-014-01
            Bottles of 1000                       NDC 13107-014-99
            10 x 10 Unit-dose Tablets       NDC 13107-014-10

Store at
20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children.

Dispense in a tight container.

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Manufactured by:
Aurolife Pharma LLC
Dayton, NJ 08810

Manufactured for:
Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc.
Dayton, NJ 08810

Issued: 04/2013

PACKAGE LABEL-PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 1 mg (100 Tablet Bottle)


NDC 13107-014-01
Glycopyrrolate Tablets, USP
1 mg
WHITE DYE-FREE
Rx only               100 Tablets
AUROBINDO


PACKAGE LABEL-PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 1 mg Blister Carton (10 x 10 Unit-dose)


Rx only               NDC 13107-014-10

Glycopyrrolate Tablets, USP
1 mg
WHITE DYE-FREE
100 Tablets (10 x 10 unit-dose)
AUROBINDO


GLYCOPYRROLATE 
glycopyrrolate tablet
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL Item Code (Source) NDC:13107-014
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
GLYCOPYRROLATE (GLYCOPYRRONIUM) GLYCOPYRROLATE 1 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
DIBASIC CALCIUM PHOSPHATE DIHYDRATE  
LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE  
MAGNESIUM STEARATE  
POVIDONE  
SODIUM STARCH GLYCOLATE TYPE A POTATO  
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE (White to Off-white) Score 2 pieces
Shape ROUND (Beveled Edge) Size 8mm
Flavor Imprint Code Y;08
Contains         
Packaging
# Item Code Package Description
1 NDC:13107-014-11 10 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE
2 NDC:13107-014-01 100 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE
3 NDC:13107-014-99 1000 TABLET in 1 BOTTLE
4 NDC:13107-014-10 10 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
4 10 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
ANDA ANDA202675 04/15/2013
Labeler - Aurolife Pharma, LLC (829084461)
Establishment
Name Address ID/FEI Operations
Aurolife Pharma, LLC 829084461 MANUFACTURE(13107-014)
Revised: 06/2013
 
Aurolife Pharma, LLC
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