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Robinul (Injection)

Generic Name: Glycopyrrolate Injection (GLYE koe PIR oh late)
Brand Name: Robinul

Uses of Robinul:

  • It is used to treat GI (gastrointestinal) ulcers.
  • In surgery, it is used to lower secretions such as saliva.
  • It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Robinul?

  • If you have an allergy to Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) or any part of Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have any of these health problems: Heart problems due to bleeding, enlarged colon, glaucoma, bowel block, myasthenia gravis, slow-moving GI (gastrointestinal) tract, ulcerative colitis, or trouble passing urine.
  • If you are taking potassium tablets.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection).

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 Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) 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 Robinul?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) affects you.
  • Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol or use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
  • If you have hard stools (constipation), talk with your doctor. There may be ways to lower this side effect.
  • Heat stroke has happened in people taking Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection). Be careful in hot weather and during physical activity.
  • Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids after using Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor.
  • Bright lights may bother you. Wear sunglasses.
  • If you are 65 or older, use Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) with care. You could have more side effects.
  • Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
  • Some products have benzyl alcohol. Do not give a product that has benzyl alcohol in it to a newborn or infant. Talk with the doctor to see if this product has benzyl alcohol in it.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Robinul) best taken?

Use Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Call your doctor to find out what to do.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)

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.
  • Not sweating during activities or in warm temperatures.
  • Trouble passing urine.
  • A fast heartbeat.
  • A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
  • Fast breathing.
  • Fever.
  • Larger pupils.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Feeling confused.
  • Loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Bloating.
  • Hard stools (constipation).
  • Swelling of belly.
  • Belly pain.
  • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Not able to get or keep an erection.
  • Muscle weakness.

What are some other side effects of Robinul?

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:

  • Dry mouth.
  • Upset stomach or throwing up.
  • Stuffy nose.
  • Dizziness.
  • Feeling sleepy.
  • Feeling tired or weak.
  • Blurred eyesight.
  • Flushing.
  • Change in taste.
  • Headache.
  • Feeling nervous and excitable.
  • Not able to sleep.

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-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

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 Robinul?

  • If you need to store Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.

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.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • 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.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Robinul (glycopyrrolate injection), 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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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