Generic Name : Terlipressin Pronunciation : ter-li-pres′in Therapeutic Classification : Vasoactive Drug
India- Remestyp Inj , Terlinis Inj, Terlistat Inj, Terloc Inj, Terlyz Amp, Terlipin, Teri, T-Pressin Amp.
International- Glypressin, Glypressine, Remestyp, Glycylpressin, Glypressin, Haemopressin Torrex, Haemopressin, Variquel, Glipressina, Glycylpressin, Glypressin, Glypressine, Haemopressin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an analogue of vasopressin, prescribed for bleeding esophageal varices, septic shock, hepatorenal syndrome and in management of low blood pressure. It regulates the body's retention of water by acting to increase water absorption in the kidney. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with heart disease, chronic kidney inflammation, pregnancy and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: IV- Initial: The recommended dose is 2 mg, then 1 or 2 mg 4-6 hourly until bleeding is controlled, up to 72 hour. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with high blood pressure, asthma, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, liver disease, conditions that may be aggravated by water retention, e.g. heart failure. Side Effects :
Abdominal cramps, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, nausea, headache, transient blanching and increased arterial pressure.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at controlled room temperature (below 25°C).
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