Terlipressin - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Terlipressin | Pronunciation : ter-li-pres′in
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.
Pregnancy Category :
Category D :There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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.