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General Information on Bretylium Tosylate Injection

Generic Name : Bretylium Tosylate Injection

Pronunciation : breh-TILL-ee-uhm TAH-sill-ate

Latest prescription information about Bretylium Tosylate Injection. 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.
ICD Code : Y52.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiarrhythmics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bretylium Tosylate Injection

International- Bretylium.

Why is Bretylium Tosylate Injection Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for ventricular fibrillation and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia. It blocks the release of noradrenaline from nerve system.

When should Bretylium Tosylate Injection not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Bretylium Tosylate Injection?

Life-Threatening Ventricular Arrhythmias- Adults- IV- The recommended dose is 5 to 10 mg/kg.
Children- IV- 50mg/kg/dose followed by 10mg/kg at 10 to 30 min intervals.

How should Bretylium Tosylate Injection be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Bretylium Tosylate Injection?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of low or high blood pressure, severe heart disease, blocked blood vessels, lung, liver or kidney disease, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly from bed.

What are the side effects of Bretylium Tosylate Injection?

   Heart : Low blood pressure, slow heart rate, increased premature ventricular contractions and abnormal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, chest pain and sensation of substernal pressure.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, anxiety and vertigo.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea and vomiting after rapid IV injection, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

What are the other precautions for Bretylium Tosylate Injection?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Bretylium Tosylate Injection?

Store it at room temperature (25°C).

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