This medication is a hormone, recommended for cardiac arrest (to restart the heart beat), dilation of blood vessels, increase of diastolic blood pressure, increasing the flow of blood to heart and anaphylactic shock (allergic reactions). It is effective in controlling superficial bleeding and reduction of uterine contractions during childbirth.
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, tachyarrhythmias (faster heart rhythms).
Adult: IV- Advanced cardiac life support as 1:10,000 solutions: 1 mg, repeat every 2-3 minutes if needed. Anaphylactic shock as 1:10,000 solutions: 5 ml infused slowly until a response is achieved. IM Anaphylactic shock as 1:1,000 solutions: 0.5 ml, repeat every 5 minutes as needed.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
• Caution needed for patients with history of heart diseases, thyroid disease, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, elderly, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• If asthma worsens during the treatment, discontinue the treatment.
• Most Common: Tremor, weakness, dizziness, sweating, palpitations, lung swelling, fast heart rate, transient, moderate anxiety, apprehensiveness,restlessness, pallor, nausea, vomiting, headache, and/or respiratory difficulties.
Avoid intravenous injection, and in buttock.
Inhalation: Store it at room temperature (25°C). Protect from light.
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