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Last Updated : 12/8/2017

General Information on Ethoheptazine

Generic Name : Ethoheptazine

Pronunciation : eth-o-hep-tah-zen

Latest prescription information about Ethoheptazine. 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 : Narcotic (opioid) Analgesic

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ethoheptazine

Zactane, Equagesic

Overview of Ethoheptazine

• Ethoheptazine is an effective opioid analgesic used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.
• It is currently not available in the market.

Why is Ethoheptazine Prescribed? (Indications)

Ethoheptazine is prescribed for the treatment of mild to moderate pain and muscle relaxation.
Being an opioid analgesic, it produces effects similar to other opioids that include analgesia, sedation, dizziness and nausea.
It is well tolerated and non-addictive.

It was invented in the 1950s but is no longer marketed in the United States. The trade name for ethoheptazine when it was in use was Zactane.
It was also available as Equagesic which is a combination product with acetylsalicylic acid and meprobamate that was used for the treatment of conditions where both pain and anxiety are present.
Equagesic was also later discontinued in the United States. 

When should Ethoheptazine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• The drug is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to the drug.

What is the dosage of Ethoheptazine?

• The recommended dosage for ethoheptazine is 75-100 mg tablet.

How should Ethoheptazine be taken?

• Ethoheptazine should be taken three to four times daily.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ethoheptazine?

• Caution should be taken while taking prescription opioid pain and opioid cough medicines.
• Consult the doctor before using the medication.
• Caution should be taken while administering to a pregnancy women.

What are the side effects of Ethoheptazine?

  Central nervous system: Drowsiness, sweating, pressure on top of head.

What are the other precautions for Ethoheptazine?

• In case of overdose of the medication, seek medical help immediately
• This medication should not be used in patients with respiratory depression
Drink plenty of water after taking the medication.

What are the Drug Interactions of Ethoheptazine?

• Not known

What are the storage conditions for Ethoheptazine?

• Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature.
• Keep out of the reach of children.

Last Updated : 12/8/2017
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