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Doctor insights on: Glycopyrrolate Contraindicated Glaucoma

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Why is glycopyrrolate contraindicated if narrow angle glaucoma?

Why is glycopyrrolate contraindicated if narrow angle glaucoma?

Open angles are okay: Glycopyrrolate is an anticholinergic, which has a potential effect on patients with NARROW angle glaucoma. The effects can transiently dilate the pupil, which in turn can congest the angle where the natural drainage system is. This effect can be too much in a narrow angle eye where the angle is already compromised. This can lead to acutely increased eye pressures and worsen glaucoma. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Is glycopyrrolate contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma? Why?

Is glycopyrrolate contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma? Why?

Maybe: Glycopyrrolate is an antimuscarinic agent and could make your pupils dilate. If you have an angle prone to acute angle closure, this drug could induce an attack. I am curious why you ask about this drug, as it is not something normally prescribed by any clinic doctor and commonly only used by anesthesiologists during general anesthesia. ...Read more

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The patient weighs 110 pounds, what is the appropriate dose of robinul (glycopyrrolate)?

The patient weighs 110 pounds, what is the appropriate dose of robinul (glycopyrrolate)?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Recommended dose is 1 mg. 2-3 times daily, unless otherwise specified by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used for?

What is Robinul (glycopyrrolate) used for?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): To relieve stomach or abdominal pain, Peptic ulcer, anticholinergic action on the bowels. ...Read more

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Is glycopyrrolate likely to work better than domperidone for reflux ?

Is glycopyrrolate likely to work better than domperidone for reflux ?

No: Glycopyrrolate is an antispasmodic/muscle relaxant. This should theoretically make reflux worse by relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter and allowing stomach contents to reflux back up into the esophagus. Domperidone is a pro kinetic and should clear the stomach of its contents quicker. ...Read more

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Hyperhidrosis and glycopyrrolate: any negative side effects?

Hyperhidrosis and glycopyrrolate: any negative side effects?

Yes: It's a treatment option for hyperhidrosis but it does have side effects. Most common are: dry mouth, constipation, urinary retention. Other side effects: headache, vomiting, blurry vision, fast heart beats, flushing... ...Read more

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Which is better for treating hyperhidrosis: ditropan (oxybutynin) or glycopyrrolate?

Which is better for treating hyperhidrosis: ditropan (oxybutynin) or glycopyrrolate?

Depends: Both are used to treat hyperhidrosis. Effects are different to different patients although pts tend to complain about ditropan (oxybutynin) side effects more: drowsiness, decrease mentation...The number one side effect I hear about robinyl is dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Can taking the drug robinul (glycopyrrolate) for hyperhidrosis cause boils?

Robinul (glycopyrrolate): Serious reactions for Robinul (glycopyrrolate) include: anaphylaxis, intestinal obstruction, heat stroke, seizures, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest. Common reactions include: dry mouth, vomiting, constipation, flushing, headache, urinary retention, urinary hesitancy, blurred vision, palpitations, tachycardia, anhidrosis, dysgeusia, and lactation suppression but not boils. ...Read more

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