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General Information on Metaraminol

Generic Name : Metaraminol

Pronunciation : met-uh-RAM-in-ole

Latest prescription information about Metaraminol. 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 Metaraminol

International- Aramine.

Why is Metaraminol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a potent sympathomimetic amine, prescribed for acute hypotensive state occurring with spinal anesthesia. It is also used as an adjuvant for the treatment of hypotension due to bleeding. 

When should Metaraminol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Concomitant use of cyclopropane or halothane anesthesia should be avoided.

What is the dosage of Metaraminol?

Adult- IM/SC- The recommended dose is 2 to 10 mg (0.2 to 1mL).
IV- The recommended dose is 15 to 100 mg.

How should Metaraminol be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle or under the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Metaraminol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of atherosclerosis, diabetes, Buerger's disease, overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, heart disease, cirrhosis, malaria, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may develop increased risk of liver damage, and abnormal heart rhythm, which may cause death in patients with Laennec's cirrhosis; consult with your healthcare provider about this before taking this medication.

Monitor central venous pressure and heart function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Metaraminol?

   Heart : Fast heart rhythm, high or low blood pressure, heart arrest, palpitations and flushing.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, and fearful emotion.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
   Miscellaneous : Sweating, abscess formation, tissue necrosis and sloughing at injection site.

What are the other precautions for Metaraminol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Metaraminol?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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