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General Information on Terlipressin

Generic Name : Terlipressin

Pronunciation : ter-li-pres′in

Latest prescription information about Terlipressin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Vasoactive Drug

Trade Names/Brand Names of Terlipressin

India : 

International : 

Glypressin, Glypressine, Remestyp, Glycylpressin, Glypressin, Haemopressin Torrex, Haemopressin, Variquel, Glipressina, Glycylpressin, Glypressin, Glypressine, Haemopressin

Why is Terlipressin 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 should Terlipressin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart disease, chronic kidney inflammation, pregnancy and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Terlipressin?

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 should Terlipressin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Terlipressin?

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.

What are the side effects of Terlipressin?

Abdominal cramps, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, nausea, headache, transient blanching and increased arterial pressure.

What are the other precautions for Terlipressin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Terlipressin?

Store it at controlled room temperature (below 25C).

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