Generic name: Glycopyrrolate
Brand names: Robinul and Robinul Forte
Glycopyrrolate is a synthetic anticholinergic. An anticholinergic blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which results in the inhibition of the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses. Robinul and Robinul Forte are brand name tablets that contain glycopyrrolate.
Robinul is most often used to treat stomach and intestinal ulcers, but the effects are usually temporary. Robinul will decrease the amount of acid in the stomach. A side effect of the drug is that it stops bodily secretions. Consequently, many people use it to treat hyperhidrosis.
Although hyperhidrosis can stop after taking Robinul, there are other unwanted side effects that often arise. The most common are blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes and dry mouth. Some people also get abdominal bloating and constipation.
Edit: Since authoring this page, I have read a number of favorable opinions on using Biotene mouthwash to counter the dry mouth side effect. From Amazon: Biotene PBF Oral Rinse 33.8 Ounce. Based on all the Amazon reviews, Biotene is superior to Listerine for use as a general mouthwash too.
A number of studies have concluded positive results from topical Robinul creams, gels and lotions. Side effects tend to be less significant then with Robinul tablets.
Check out the Robinul Forum for patient reviews, recommendations and testimonials regarding Robinul and Robinul Forte.
For patient reviews, check out Robinul patient reviews 1.
For even more patient reviews, check out Robinul patient reviews 2.
A great thread with a doctor forum member's advice on Robinul dosage and best practices according to his knowledge and experiences.