Active ingredients: glycopyrronium bromide (glycopyrrolate)
What it is used for
As a preoperative antimuscarinic to reduce salivary, tracheobronchial and pharyngeal secretions, and to reduce the acidity and volume of the gastric contents. As a preoperative or intra-operative antimuscarinic to attenuate or prevent intraoperative bradycardia associated with the use of suxamethonium or due to cardiac vagal reflexes. To protect against the peripheral muscarinic actions (e.g. bradycardia and excessive secretions) of anticholinesterases such as neostigmine or pyridostigmine given to reverse neuromuscular blockade produced by non-depolarising muscle relaxants.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 24 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless solution in a clear glass ampoule
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient glycopyrronium bromide (glycopyrrolate)
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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