Lonhala Magnair (glycopyrrolate)

Reviewed by: HU Medical Review Board | Last reviewed: February 2022 | Last updated: March 2022

Lonhala Magnair (glycopyrrolate) inhalation solution is used as a maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) that can be inhaled for maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction. It helps to relax muscles around the airways in the lungs and to manage symptoms of COPD that make it hard to breathe.1,2

Lonhala Magnair belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics. There are long-acting and short-acting anticholinergics. Lonhala Magnair is the long-acting type.1,2

Lonhala Magnair should not be used for treating COPD flare-ups that have already started. Rescue inhalers should be used for symptoms that are severe and need rapid relief.1-3

What are the active ingredients in Lonhala Magnair?

The active ingredient in Lonhala Magnair is glycopyrrolate.1,2

How does Lonhala Magnair work?

Glycopyrrolate helps to treat COPD symptoms by relaxing the muscles that surround the airways. It helps to prevent symptoms like wheezing, cough, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath. COPD can cause irritation in the lungs that makes the muscles tighten up. This can make breathing symptoms worse.1-3

What are the possible side effects of Lonhala Magnair?

The most common side effects of  Lonhala Magnair include shortness of breath and urinary tract infection.1,2

Lonhala Magnair may also cause serious side effects, including:1,2

  • Allergic reactions like rash, hives, or breathing problems
  • New or worsening eye problems, including narrow-angle glaucoma
  • Difficulty or painful urination

If your breathing problems quickly worsen after taking Lonhala Magnair, contact 9-1-1 right away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Lonhala Magnair. Talk to your doctor about what to expect or if you experience any changes that concern you during treatment with Lonahala Magnair.

Things to know about Lonhala Magnair

Do not use Lonhala Magnair if you are allergic to glycopyrrolate or any of the ingredients in this drug.1,2

Before taking Lonhala Magnair, tell your doctor if you have:1,2

  • Kidney problems
  • Eye problems like glaucoma
  • Prostate or bladder problems

There is not enough data to know if Lonhala Magnair is safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding. Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.1,2

Lonhala Magnair may interact with other medicines. Before beginning treatment for COPD, tell your doctor about all your health conditions and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are taking. This includes over-the-counter drugs.

For more information, read the full prescribing information of Lonhala Magnair.

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