Glycolate 1 mg
Glycolate 1 mg has been widely prescribed by health care experts to inhibit salivary gland secretions. It is an effective solution for reducing excessive drooling caused by medical conditions such as cerebral palsy. The active ingredient of the medicine is glycopyrrolate, which reduces excess salivation or drooling by blocking the activity of acetylcholine (chemical messenger). This deactivates the cells that produce saliva. Glycopyrrolate is the most common anticholinergic medications used to reduce the hazards of aspiration of gastric contents. Glycopyrrolate has also been extensively studied in anaesthetic practice. This anticholinergic drug is used as premedication during anaesthesia and surgery. The medicine may also be used for other conditions determined by your health care expert.
Uses of Glycolate 1 mg
Glycolate 1 mg may be prescribed to lower acid secretion in the stomach. It may also be used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers. The medicine contains Glycopyrrolate as the active ingredient which works by reducing excessive saliva.
The dose of Glycolate will be different in different people. Patients are instructed to follow their health care professional’s orders when it comes to using the medicine. It is meant for oral administration; therefore, take it with a glass of water. Patients are advised to follow the directions given at the time of prescription. The medicine needs to be taken at regular intervals. Taking more or less than the recommended amount could delay the effects of the medication and in some cases, may contribute overdose complications. If someone has taken too many tablets, seek immediate medical attention. The amount of medicine that a patient needs to take depends on various factors, including age, the severity of the problem, and current condition.
Possible Side Effects
Like any other medication, Glycolate 1 mg do cause side effects. However, many people do not experience any side effect associated with this medicine, while others have only minor adverse reactions. Look out for side effects such as the stuffy nose, dry mouth, sleepiness, change in taste, headache, tiredness, upset stomach, blurred vision, sleepless night. Being a user of Glycolate 1 mg, if you experience any of these above-mentioned side effects, inform your health care specialist get immediate medical help. These are not all the side that a user of Glycopyrrolate may experience. If you are concerned about the side effects, call your health care provider.
If you have an allergy to glycopyrrolate or any other ingredient of the glycolate 1 mg drug, tell your health care specialist and what symptoms you have like itching, hives, cough, wheezing, rash, swelling of face, tongue, or throat. If you have health problems like bowel block, glaucoma, ulcerative colitis, or trouble passing urine, or enlarged colon. Let your health care professional know if you are taking potassium tablets. Glycolate 1 mg can interact with other medicines as well; therefore, it is important to tell your health care specialist about all the natural products you are using. These may include vitamins or other herbal supplements. One must check to make sure that the medicine is safe for you to take with all your medications. Do not start or stop any medicine intake without having words with your health care specialist.