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General Information on Mephentermine

Generic Name : Mephentermine

Pronunciation : meh-FEN-ter-meen

Latest prescription information about Mephentermine. 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 : Y52.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihypotensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mephentermine

Why is Mephentermine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a cardiac stimulant, prescribed for hypotension (low blood pressure). 

When should Mephentermine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with low blood pressure induced by chlorpromazine, concurrent use with any MAOIs ( Monamine Oxidase Inhibitors).

What is the dosage of Mephentermine?

Adult: IV- Maintenance of BP in hypotensive state- 30-45 mg as single dose, repeated as necessary or followed by IV infusion of 0.1% mephentermine in 5% dextrose, rate and duration of administration will depend on patient's response. Hypotension secondary to spinal anesthesia in obstetric patients 15 mg as a single dose, repeat if needed.

How should Mephentermine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth and also as an injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Mephentermine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, overactive thyroid, shock, high blood pressure, persistent and lasting illness, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Mephentermine?

  Central Nervous System: Anxiety, confusion, drowsiness, incoherence and tremors.
  Heart: High blood pressure, palpitations and fast heart rate.

What are the other precautions for Mephentermine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Mephentermine?

Oral: Store it at room temperature.
Injection: Normally handled and stored by healthcare practitioners.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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