Glycopyrronium Bromide

Why is it prescribed?

Glycopyrronium bromide is intended for long-term treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease including chronic bronchitis and emphysema in adults 18 years of age and older.

Products that have this ingredient include •Ultibro® Breezhaler® •Seebri® Breezhaler® •

See other drugs used in the treatment of •chronic bronchitis (COPD) •COPD •emphysema (COPD) •

Glycopyrronium bromide may cause some unwanted effects. Contact your physician if these persist or are bothersome:

  • throat irritation
  • dry mouth
  • upset stomach
  • sinus congestion
  • pain in arms or legs
  • difficulty sleeping
  • nose bleeds
  • rash
  • symptoms of common cold

Glycopyrronium bromide is a long-acting anti-muscarinic bronchodilator. By blocking bronchoconstriction in the lungs, glycopyrronium bromide opens the airways to making breathing easier.

It is important to take glycopyrronium bromide only once daily, as your doctor has prescribed.

Glycopyrronium bromide is intended for maintenance therapy and cannot be used to treat a sudden episode of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Do not use this medication if:

  • you have an allergy to glycopyrronium 
  • you are less than 18 years of age

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you:

  • have heart problems particularly fast or irregular hearbeat
  • have enlarged prostate or urinary problems
  • have glaucoma
  • have kidney problems

Drug interactions - Use of the following are not recommended with glycopyrronium:

  • atropine or other anticholinergics (ipratropium, oxitropium, tiotropium, etc.).

Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Human data is limited.  Check with your doctor or pharmacist before use.

Page Last Updated: 25/11/2015