Glycopyrrolate Side Effects
Some side effects of glycopyrrolate may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to glycopyrrolate: oral solution, oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, glycopyrrolate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking glycopyrrolate:More common
- Body aches or pain
- decrease in the frequency of urination
- decrease in urine volume
- difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
- difficulty with breathing
- ear congestion
- feeling of warmth
- loss of voice
- nasal congestion
- painful urination
- redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
- runny nose
- sore throat
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Abdominal or stomach discomfort or pain
- abdominal or stomach distension
- chest pain
- dry heaves
- dry mouth
- increase in heart rate
- pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
- rapid breathing
- shortness of breath or troubled breathing
- stuffy nose
- sunken eyes
- tightness in the chest
- wrinkled skin
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking glycopyrrolate:
- low blood pressure
- muscle weakness
- trouble breathing
Some side effects of glycopyrrolate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Altered mood
- attack, assault, or force
- change in taste
- chapped lips
- dry skin
- dry tongue
- excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
- full feeling
- irregular heartbeats
- loss of taste
- paleness of the skin
- passing gas
- trouble with sleeping
- uncontrolled eye movements
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to glycopyrrolate: injectable solution, oral solution, oral tablet
Nervous system side effects have included headache, nervousness, drowsiness, dizziness, insomnia, and mental confusion. The elderly appear to be more prone to the anticholinergic effects of glycopyrrolate on the CNS. Seizures have been reported from postmarketing experience.
Cardiovascular side effects have included tachycardia and palpitations. In addition, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, hypertension, and hypotension have been reported from postmarketing experience.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, constipation, and feeling bloated.
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary hesitancy, urinary retention, and impotence.
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision, increased ocular tension, cycloplegia, and dilatation of the pupil.
Endocrine side effects have included suppression of lactation.
Dermatologic side effects have included dry mucous membranes and decreased sweating.
General side effects have included weakness, hyperpyrexia, and a loss of taste.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included urticaria and other dermal manifestations.
Immunologic side effects have included anaphylaxis.
Local side effects have included pruritus, edema, erythema, and pain at the injection site.
Respiratory side effects have included nasal congestion, nasal dryness, and sinusitis.
More glycopyrrolate resources
- glycopyrrolate MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- glycopyrrolate Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- Glycopyrrolate Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
- Glycopyrrolate Monograph (AHFS DI)
- Cuvposa Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Cuvposa Consumer Overview
- Cuvposa solution MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Robinul Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Robinul Forte MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
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