Glycopyrrolate Oral Inhalation, Formoterol Oral Inhalation


Glycopyrrolate oral inhalation is used as a long-term treatment to control wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways, that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Glycopyrrolate is in a class of medications called anticholinergics. It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways in your lungs, making it easier to breathe.

Side Effects Of Glycopyrrolate Oral Inhalation, Formoterol Oral Inhalation

Glycopyrrolate oral inhalation may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop using glycopyrrolate oral inhalation and call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:

  • sudden shortness of breath immediately after use
  • rash; hives; difficulty swallowing or breathing; swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, and eyes; hoarseness
  • eye pain, red eyes, nausea, vomiting. blurred vision, seeing bright circles around lights or other colored images
  • difficult, frequent, painful, or weak urination

Glycopyrrolate oral inhalation may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

Warnings & Precautions

Before using glycopyrrolate:

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to glycopyrrolate, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the glycopyrrolate powder capsule or nebulizer solution. If you will be using the powder capsule also tell your doctor if you are allergic to lactose (milk proteins). Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antihistamines; atropine (in Lomotil, Motofen); other medications for COPD including aclidinium (Tudorza Pressair), ipratropium (Atrovent HFA, in Combivent Respimat), tiotropium (Spiriva, in Stioloto Respimat), and umeclidinium (Incruse Ellipta, in Anoro Ellipta, Trelegy Ellipta); oral glycopyrrolate (Cuvposa, Robinul); or medications for irritable bowel disease, motion sickness, Parkinson’s disease, ulcers, or urinary problems. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with glycopyrrolate, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma (an eye disease), urinary retention (inability to empty your bladder completely or at all), prostate or bladder problems, or kidney disease.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using glycopyrrolate, call your doctor.

Dosage Of Glycopyrrolate Oral Inhalation, Formoterol Oral Inhalation

  • Glycopyrrolate oral inhalation comes as a powder-filled capsule to inhale by mouth using a special inhaler and as a solution (liquid) to inhale by mouth using a special nebulizer (a machine that turns medication into a mist that can be inhaled). It is usually inhaled twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Inhale glycopyrrolate at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use glycopyrrolate exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not swallow gylcopyrrolate capsules or nebulizer solution.
  • Do not use glycopyrrolate oral inhalation during a sudden COPD attack. Your doctor will prescribe a short-acting (rescue) inhaler to use during COPD attacks.
  • Call your doctor or get emergency medical help if your breathing problems worsen, if you have to use your short-acting inhaler to treat attacks of COPD more often, or if your short-acting inhaler does not relieve your symptoms.
  • Glycopyrrolate oral inhalation controls COPD but does not cure it. Continue to use glycopyrrolate even if you feel well. Do not stop using glycopyrrolate without talking to your doctor. If you stop using glycopyrrolate inhalation, your symptoms may get worse.
  • Before you use glycopyrrolate oral inhalation for the first time, read the written instructions that come with the inhaler or nebulizer. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or respiratory therapist to show you how to assemble and use the inhaler or nebulizer. Practice using the inhaler or nebulizer while he or she watches.
  • Do not use the nebulizer or inhaler to inhale any other medications.
  • Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient.


Keep all appointments with your doctor.

Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.


All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.