Generic Name : Mecamylamine Pronunciation : mek-ah-MIL-a-meen Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives ICD Code : Y52.5
International- Inversine. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is an antihypertensive agent, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by relaxing and dilating (widening) blood vessels. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with heart diseases or recent heart attack, excessive amount of urea in blood and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Initial: The recommended dose is one 2.5 mg tablet twice a day. It may be increased if needed. How it should be taken : It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, stomach problem, heart disease, poor blood circulation, stroke, kidney disease, urination problems, enlarged prostate, salt-restricted diet, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Side Effects :
Gastrointestinal- Obstruction of the intestine, constipation, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, inflammation of tongue and dryness of mouth.
Heart- Fainting and low blood pressure.
Central Nervous System- Dizziness, epilepsy, jerking, mental aberrations, tremor and tingling.
Respiratory- Lung swelling and fibrosis.
Genitourinary- Urinary retention, impotence and decreased libido.
Eye- Blurred vision and dilated pupils.
Miscellaneous- Weakness, fatigue and sedation.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* Patient may develop with increased risk of diarrhea, if it so stop the medication.
Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container.
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