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Medications

Glycopyrronium Inhalation Solution

Lonhala

Uses

For chronic lung disease (COPD).

Instructions

Always inspect the medicine before using.

The liquid should be clear and colorless.

Always inspect medicine before using. Do not use if it is cloudy or has particles in it.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.

This medicine needs to be used with a machine called a "nebulizer". This machine changes liquid medicine into a mist so that it can be breathed into the lungs. You need to buy or rent one of these machines if you do not already have one.

This medicine should only be used with certain types of breathing machines. Please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacists which breathing machines are okay to use with this medicine.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Keep the medicine in the foil pouch until you are ready to use it.

Do not suddenly stop using this medicine. Stopping suddenly could cause your breathing to become worse.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Once foil pack is opened, vials should be used within 7 days.

Speak with your nurse or pharmacist about how long the medicine can be stored safely at room temperature or in the refrigerator before it needs to be discarded.

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist to show you how to clean the nebulizer to prevent infections.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Be very careful not to spray the medicine into your eyes. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes.

If this medicine causes more wheezing or makes it harder to breathe, stop the medicine. Get medical help right away.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have any trouble using the medicine, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • runny nose

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • eye pain or redness
  • difficulty or discomfort urinating
  • blurring or changes of vision

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist. © 2021 First Databank, Inc.


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