This medication is an antiarrhythmic agent, prescribed for ventricular fibrillation and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia. It blocks the release of noradrenaline from nerve system.
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.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider.
• 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.
• 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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25°C).
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