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General Information on Mecamylamine

Generic Name : Mecamylamine

Pronunciation : mek-ah-MIL-a-meen

Latest prescription information about Mecamylamine. 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.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mecamylamine

International- Inversine.

Why is Mecamylamine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihypertensive agent, prescribed for high blood pressure. It works by relaxing and dilating (widening) blood vessels.

When should Mecamylamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart diseases or recent heart attack, excessive amount of urea in blood and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Mecamylamine?

Initial: The recommended dose is one 2.5 mg tablet twice a day. It may be increased if needed.

How should Mecamylamine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mecamylamine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, stomach problem, heart disease, poor blood circulation, stroke, kidney disease, urination problems, enlarged prostate, salt-restricted diet, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Mecamylamine?

  Gastrointestinal: Obstruction of the intestine, constipation, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, inflammation of tongue and dryness of mouth.
  Heart: Fainting and low blood pressure.
  Central Nervous System: Dizziness, epilepsy, jerking, mental aberrations, tremor and tingling.
  Respiratory: Lung swelling and fibrosis.
  Genitourinary: Urinary retention, impotence and decreased libido.
  Eye: Blurred vision and dilated pupils.
  Miscellaneous: Weakness, fatigue and sedation.

What are the other precautions for Mecamylamine?

Avoid alcohol consumption.
Patient may develop with increased risk of diarrhea, if it so stop the medication.

What are the storage conditions for Mecamylamine?

Store it at room temperature (25C) and in an airtight container.

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