Common Dosage Forms: Veterinary: 0.2 mg/mL injection. Human: 1 mg & 2 mg tablets; 1 mg/5 mL (0.2 mg/mL) oral solution.
Glycopyrrolate can be used to treat heart rates that are too slow and decrease secretions (eg, saliva or stomach acid). It is sometimes used to treat toxic or side effects of some other medications, including some muscle relaxants. Glycopyrrolate is most commonly administered by a veterinarian as an injection, but sometimes it is given by mouth using tablets. The FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) has approved this drug for use in dogs, cats, and humans. You and your veterinarian can discuss why this drug is the most appropriate choice.
What should I tell my veterinarian to see if this medication can be safely given?
Many things might affect how well this drug will work in your animal. Be sure to discuss the following with your veterinarian so that together you can make the best treatment decisions.
Other drugs can cause problems when taken with glycopyrrolate. Be sure to tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies) you are giving your animal, as well as the amount and schedule of each.
Tell your veterinarian about any conditions or diseases your animal may have now or has had in the past.
If your animal has been treated for the same disease or condition in the past, tell your veterinarian about the treatment and how well it did or didn’t work.
If your animal is pregnant or nursing, talk to your veterinarian about the risks of using this drug.