This form of glycopyrronium is used to treat excessive sweating from your underarms. The drug solution is on a pre-moistened cloth for application to the skin. It works on the sweat glands to reduce sweating. Glycopyrronium belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics.
How to use Glycopyrronium Tosylate Towelette
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this product and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Use as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Apply only to clean, dry skin of your underarms. Do not apply to broken skin. To use, carefully open one pouch and remove the cloth. Unfold the cloth and apply by wiping once across one underarm. Using the same cloth, wipe once across the other underarm. Do not cover the treated area(s) with a plastic dressing/bandage. Do not save the cloth to use again. Throw away the used cloth in the trash. To avoid accidentally getting this medication in your eyes or other areas, wash your hands right away after using the cloth.
Use this product regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.
Redness, burning/stinging, or itching at the application site may occur. Dry mouth/nose/throat, dry skin, headache, or blurred vision may also occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: trouble urinating (such as weak stream or drips, urinating very often, full bladder).
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using glycopyrronium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, Sjogren's syndrome, stomach/intestinal problems (such as slow gut, blockage, ulcerative colitis), trouble urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate, bladder problems), kidney problems.
This medication may make your body sweat less in areas other than your underarms. This effect may make you more likely to get heat stroke in very warm or hot weather. If you notice you are not sweating on your body in these conditions, stop using this product. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, fast/weak heartbeat, or dizziness.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this product.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
Do not share this medication with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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