Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 17, 2021.
Uses of Glycopyrrolate Capsules for Inhalation:
- It is used to treat COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
- This medicine is not to be used to treat intense flare-ups of shortness of breath. Use a rescue inhaler. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Glycopyrrolate Capsules for Inhalation?
- If you are allergic to glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation; any part of glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you are using another drug like this one. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- If you take other drugs called anticholinergics, like ipratropium or oxybutynin. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if any of your drugs are anticholinergic.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Glycopyrrolate Capsules for Inhalation?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you are allergic to milk, talk with the doctor.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation affects you.
- Do not use more than what your doctor told you to use. Do not use more often or longer than what you were told. Doing any of these things may raise the chance of very bad side effects.
- Call your doctor right away if your breathing problems get worse, if your rescue inhaler does not work as well, or if you need to use your rescue inhaler more often.
- If glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation gets in the eyes, rinse with water right away. Call the doctor right away if glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation gets in the eyes and blurred eyesight, worsened glaucoma, or eye pain happens.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Glycopyrrolate Capsules for Inhalation) best taken?
Use glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not swallow capsule. The contents of the capsule will be breathed into the lungs.
- Use glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation at the same time of day.
- Keep using glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Only use the device that comes with glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation. Do not use any other devices.
- Take the capsule out of the foil right before use.
- Put the cap back on after you are done using your dose.
- Sometimes, some people may cough briefly soon after breathing in glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation. As long as the capsule is empty, you have received your full dose.
- Do not take the device apart or wash it. Do not use it with a spacer. Do not breathe out into the device.
- Clean mouthpiece by wiping with a dry tissue or cloth. Do not wash or put in water.
- If you are using more than 1 inhaled drug, ask the doctor which drug to use first.
- Use new inhaler with each refill.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI) like blood in the urine, burning or pain when passing urine, feeling the need to pass urine often or right away, fever, lower stomach pain, or pelvic pain.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Seeing halos or bright colors around lights.
- Red eyes.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Trouble passing urine, pain when passing urine, passing urine in a weak stream or drips, or passing urine more often.
- This medicine can cause very bad breathing problems right after you take a dose. Sometimes, this may be life-threatening. If you have trouble breathing, breathing that is worse, wheezing, or coughing after using glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation, use a rescue inhaler and get medical help right away.
What are some other side effects of Glycopyrrolate Capsules for Inhalation?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Nose or throat irritation.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Glycopyrrolate Capsules for Inhalation?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store capsules in the original container. Use right after opening.
- Do not store capsules in the inhaler.
- Protect from heat.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about glycopyrrolate capsules for inhalation, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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