Glycolate 2mg tablet is used to reduce excessive drooling caused by certain medical conditions. This medicine helps by decreasing the amount of saliva produces. It belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics. Glycolate 2 tablet works by blocking the movements of acetylcholine (a chemical messenger) which promotes to de-activation of cells that produce saliva. And this whole process helps in reducing excessive salivation or drooling. Glycolate is mainly used to treat stomach ulcers caused by hyperacidity. In surgery, it is used to help in lowering the secretions such as saliva, tracheobronchial, and pharyngeal secretions.
How to use Glycolate Tablet?
Consult your Doctor first before taking the medication and take this medicine in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break the tablet, swallow it as a whole. According to the health professionals, Glycolate 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to fix a time for taking the doses.
Not all the drugs are safe when you take them with other drugs or over the counter products. Taking them in addition to other medication can cause you serious side effects. Before taking the tablets make sure you talk to your doctor about your medical history and all the drugs you are taking currently.
Common Side Effects of Glycolate Tablet:
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
- Stuffy nose
- Hard stool or constipation
This is not a comprehensive list of the side effects of Glycolate tablet, if any of these effects persist or worsen, consult your doctor or pharmacist at the earliest. Do remember that your doctor has recommended this medication because s(he) knows that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. There are many people who have not faced any serious side effects.
To prevent constipation or hard tools, add fibre contain foods to your diet, drink enough liquid and exercise regularly. You may also need to take a laxative. Ask your doctor which stool softener or laxative is right for you.
To get relief from dry mouth, you may try sugar-free candy or sugar-free chewing gum, this may help you.
What to do when you miss a dose
If you have missed the dose, take it as soon as you remember. If the time is closer to the time of next dose than skip the missed dose and go back to your normal routine. Take a note, avoid taking 2 doses at the same time, it can be harmful to your health. Speak to your doctor and do not change the dose or stop the drug by yourself.
Precautions when taking Glycolate 2 mg
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any allergies related to this drug or its active ingredients. Glycolate 2mg may contain the ingredients which can cause you allergic reactions or other health issues. So, it is better to visit a doctor if you are having any medical history or you are suffering from any health issues.