When should I call my doctor if I am taking glycopyrrolate?

If you're taking the ulcer drug glycopyrrolate (Robinul), you should call your doctor for the following reasons:
  • You find out you are pregnant. Doctors aren't sure if glycopyrrolate is safe to take during pregnancy (or while breastfeeding).
  • You want to take a new medication or supplement. Glycopyrrolate may interact with some drugs or supplements, possibly causing problems.
  • Another doctor has diagnosed you with a medical condition, especially hiatal hernia, high blood pressure, glaucoma, enlarged prostate (men), myasthenia gravis, ulcerative colitis, a blockage in your gastrointestinal tract or a problem with your liver, heart, kidneys, bowel, thyroid, immune system or nervous system.
  • You would like to stop taking glycopyrrolate. It can take several weeks for your ulcer to heal completely.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms, which could indicate a serious condition:
  • signs of allergic reaction such as itching or hives, chest tightness, trouble breathing or swelling in your hands, face, mouth or throat
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • racing or pounding heartbeat
  • light-headedness or fainting
  • muscle weakness or stiffness
Also call your doctor to report these less-serious symptoms:
  • upset stomach, bloating or vomiting
  • dry mouth or loss of taste
  • decreased sweating
  • difficulty urinating
  • blurred vision or other vision problems
  • headaches
  • dizziness
  • confusion
  • nervousness
  • difficulty falling or staying asleep

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