This medication is a central nervous system stimulant, prescribed for breathing problems (as a bronchodilator) and for nasal congestion. It is also used for lowering blood pressure. The medication reduces swelling of blood vessels in the nasal passage and widens the air way thereby enhances easy breathing.
Contraindicated in people with adrenal gland tumor, abnormal fast heart rate, hypersensitivity and during breastfeeding.
Adult: PO- Diabetic neuropathic edema- 30-60 mg 3 times/day.
IV- Reversal of spinal or epidural anesthesia-induced hypotension- As 3 mg/ml solution: 3-6 mg, up to 9 mg, may repeat every 3-4 minutes if needed.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, high blood pressure, increased eye pressure, kidney impairment, prostate enlargement, elderly, during pregnancy.
• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• If condition worsens, consult with your healthcare provider.
• Most Common:
Nervousness, sleeplessness, fainting, headache, fast heart rate, palpitations and sweating.
• Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.
• Miscellaneous: Muscle spasm, difficulty and painful urination.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (15-25°C).
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