Common brand names: Robinul, Robinul-Forte
Dental uses: Glycopyrollate is used to reduce salivation (to dry the mouth) before certain dental procedures, such as impressions for extensive crown and bridge work.
Dosages for dental purposes: The typical adult dosage is 1 milligram to 2 milligrams one hour before the dental procedure.
Concerns and possible side effects: The most common side effects of glycopyrollate are dry mouth, decreased sweating, increased heart rate and blurred vision. Glycopyrollate should be used cautiously in patients with heart disease. Patients with narrow-angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) should not take glycopyrollate, because glycopyrollate may precipitate a glaucoma attack.