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Glycopyrrolate / indacaterol Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to glycopyrrolate / indacaterol: inhalation capsule

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by glycopyrrolate / indacaterol. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking glycopyrrolate / indacaterol:

Less common:
  • Blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • slow or fast heartbeat
Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blindness
  • convulsions
  • decrease in the frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • decreased vision
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • dry mouth
  • eye pain
  • fainting
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • hives or welts, itching, or skin rash
  • increased hunger
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • loss of appetite
  • mood changes
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nosebleeds
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • painful urination
  • redness of the skin
  • sweating
  • tearing
  • troubled breathing
  • unexplained weight loss
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vision problems

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with glycopyrrolate / indacaterol may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common:
  • Fever
  • back pain
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to glycopyrrolate / indacaterol: inhalation capsule

General

The most common adverse reaction was nasopharyngitis and hypertension. Cough was also common, but usually of mild intensity.[Ref]

Respiratory

Very common (10% or more): Upper and lower respiratory tract infection
Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis (4.1%), oropharyngeal pain (1.6%), pneumonia, rhinitis, sinusitis, cough, throat irritation
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Paradoxical bronchospasm, epistaxis
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Chest pain[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease, dyspepsia, dental caries, gastroenteritis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth[Ref]

Metabolic

Common (1% to 10%): Hyperglycemia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Diabetes mellitus[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Common (1% to 10%): Back pain, musculoskeletal pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Muscle spasm, myalgia, pain in extremity[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Paraesthesia[Ref]

Other

Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Fatigue, peripheral edema[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypertension (2%), ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, palpitations
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Atrial fibrillation, palpitations, tachycardia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Angioedema, rash, pruritus[Ref]

Genitourinary

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bladder obstruction, urinary retention[Ref]

Ocular

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Glaucoma[Ref]

Psychiatric

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Insomnia[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Utibron Neohaler (glycopyrrolate-indacaterol (glycopyrronium-indacaterol))." Novartis Pharmaceuticals, East Hanover, NJ.

2. Canadian Pharmacists Association "e-CPS. Available from: URL: http://www.pharmacists.ca/function/Subscriptions/ecps.cfm?link=eCPS_quikLink."

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Not all side effects for glycopyrrolate / indacaterol may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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