This medication is a cardiac stimulant, prescribed for hypotension (low blood pressure).
Contraindicated in patients with low blood pressure induced by chlorpromazine, concurrent use with any MAOIs ( Monamine Oxidase Inhibitors).
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.
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.
• 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.
• Central Nervous System: Anxiety, confusion, drowsiness, incoherence and tremors.
• Heart: High blood pressure, palpitations and fast heart rate.
Avoid excess dosage.
Oral: Store it at room temperature.
Injection: Normally handled and stored by healthcare practitioners.
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