• Ethoheptazine is an effective opioid analgesic used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.
• It is currently not available in the market.
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.
• The drug is contraindicated if the patient is allergic to the drug.
• The recommended dosage for ethoheptazine is 75-100 mg tablet.
• Ethoheptazine should be taken three to four times daily.
• 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.
• Central nervous system: Drowsiness, sweating, pressure on top of head.
• 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.
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• Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature.
• Keep out of the reach of children.
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