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What should I know about glycopyrrolate before taking it?

You should not take glycopyrrolate if you are allergic to glycopyrrolate or to any of the ingredients in the brand name drugs Robinul and Robinul Forte. Glycopyrrolate is probably safe for use during pregnancy and breast-feeding, but talk to your doctor before using glycopyrrolate if you are expecting or if you have recently delivered. Talk to your doctor before taking glycopyrrolate if you have or have ever had a nerve disorder; liver, kidney, or prostate problems; increased inner eye pressure; glaucoma; heart problems; arrhythmia; myasthenia gravis; high blood pressure; or bowel or stomach problems. If you must have surgery, no matter how minor, while taking glycopyrrolate, tell the surgeon or dentist that you are taking it. Glycopyrrolate can cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Do not drive or operate machinery or tools until you know how glycopyrrolate will affect you. Alcohol can increase the risk of drowsiness when used with glycopyrrolate. Glycopyrrolate can reduce the body's ability to sweat, increasing your risk of fever and heat stroke in very hot temperatures. Glycopyrrolate may have some drug interactions.  Before taking glycopyrrolate, tell your doctor if you are taking: drugs for motion sickness, Parkinson's disease, irritable bowel disease, ulcers, urinary problems, or  seizures; or if you are taking antidepressants or other medication for mental illness, anticholinergics, ipratropium, sleeping pills, sedatives, or tranquilizers.

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