This medication is an analogue of vasopressin, prescribed for bleeding esophageal varices, septic shock, hepatorenal syndrome and in management of low blood pressure. It regulates the body's retention of water by acting to increase water absorption in the kidney.
Contraindicated in patients with heart disease, chronic kidney inflammation, pregnancy and hypersensitivity.
Adult: IV- Initial: The recommended dose is 2 mg, then 1 or 2 mg 4-6 hourly until bleeding is controlled, up to 72 hour.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with high blood pressure, asthma, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, liver disease, conditions that may be aggravated by water retention, e.g. heart failure.
Abdominal cramps, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, nausea, headache, transient blanching and increased arterial pressure.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (below 25°C).
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