What should I avoid while taking glycopyrrolate?

While you're taking glycopyrrolate (Robinul), a drug prescribed to treat peptic ulcers, you should avoid:
  • driving or operating machinery until you know how glycopyrrolate affects you. The drug may cause blurry vision and drowsiness in some people.
  • drinking alcohol. Alcohol may worsen the drowsiness caused by glycopyrrolate.
  • becoming pregnant or breastfeeding. Doctors aren't sure whether glycopyrrolate is safe to take during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
  • taking any new medication or supplement without talking to your doctor first. Some medicines and supplements may interact with glycopyrrolate, potentially causing problems.
  • becoming overheated. Glycopyrrolate may reduce your body's ability to perspire, raising your risk of fever and heatstroke. Talk to your doctor about safe ways to work in high temperatures or exercise and be active when you are taking glycopyrrolate.
  • sharing your medicine with anyone else
  • missing medical appointments. Your doctor may want to monitor you closely while you are taking glycopyrrolate.

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