Robinul

Generic Name: Glycopyrrolate

  • What is Robinul?

    Robinul is a medicine used with other medicines to treat ulcers in the lining of your stomach or small intestines.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Robinul?

    Tell your doctor if you experience diarrhea, heat prostration (fever and heat stroke due to decreased sweating), or muscle weakness while you are taking Robinul.

    Robinul can cause drowsiness or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform hazardous activities until you know how Robinul affects you.

  • Who should not take Robinul?

    Do not use Robinul if you have glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), blockage of your bladder, blockage of your gastrointestinal tract, paralytic ileus (impairment of the small intestines), heart and blood problems with severe bleeding, severe ulcerative colitis (inflammatory disease of the large intestine), toxic megacolon (widening of the large intestine) complicating ulcerative colitis, or myasthenia gravis (a disease characterized by long-lasting fatigue and muscle weakness).

    Do not use Robinul if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Robinul?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Robinul. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have glaucoma, autonomic neuropathy (a nerve disorder), liver or kidney problems, paralytic ileus, ulcerative colitis, myasthenia gravis, hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland), heart disease, high blood pressure, benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate gland, which may in turn block the flow of urine), or hiatal hernia (protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm).

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Robinul

    Adults: The recommended starting dose is 1 tablet three times a day, in the morning, early afternoon, and at bedtime. Your doctor will adjust your dose according to your individual response to the medication.

    Robinul Forte

    Adults: The recommended dose is 1 tablet 2-3 times a day, at equally spaced intervals.

  • How should I take Robinul?

    Take Robinul exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Robinul?

    Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform hazardous activities until you know how Robinul affects you.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Robinul?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Robinul at this time. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Robinul?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergic reactions, bloated feeling, blurred vision, confusion, constipation, decreased sweating, difficulty sleeping, dilation of your pupil, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, impotence, irregular or rapid heartbeat, loss of taste, mental confusion, nausea, nervousness, urinary hesitancy and retention (inability to urinate normally), vomiting, weakness

  • Can I receive Robinul if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Robinul during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Robinul?

    If you miss a dose of Robinul, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Robinul?

    Store at room temperature.