This medication is a reversal anesthesia used in dental procedures for anesthetizing soft tissues (lip and tongue). It is an antihypertensive, prescribed for prevention or control of hypertension. Not recommended for children less than 6 years and weight less than 15kg (33lbs).
Contraindicated in patients with heart attack, fast heart rate, and hypersensitivity to this drug.
Adult: IV- The recommended dose is 2 to 5mg. Repeat if needed.
It comes as a solution for injection, administered by healthcare providers into the vein or muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fast heart rate; peptic ulcer disease; pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Discontinue if symptoms of heart disease occur or worsen.
• Most Common:
Sweating, feelings of apprehension, orthostatic hypotension (sudden decline in the blood pressure when a person stands up suddenly after long hours of rest), flushing, weakness, dizziness, facial swelling, jaw and oral pain.
• Heart: Fast heart rate, abnormal heart rhythm, chest pain.
• Respiratory : Nasal stuffiness.
• Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
• Potentially Fatal: Heart attack, confusion, severe or sudden headache, sudden loss of coordination, sudden slurring of speech.
Avoid using contaminated solution of this medication.
Injection: Use the reconstituted solution immediately after preparation and should not be stored. Store unopened vials at controlled room temperature (25°C).
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