Generic name: Glycopyrrolate
Brand names: Robinul (1mg) and Robinul Forte (2mg)
Glycopyrrolate is a synthetic anticholinergic. An anticholinergic blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which results in the inhibition of the transmission of parasympathetic nerve impulses. Robinul is the brand name of an oral medication that contains 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 improve significantly after taking Robinul, there are several 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.
A number of studies have concluded positive results from topical Robinul creams, gels and lotions. Side effects tend to be less significant then with taking Robinul tablets.
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