Ephedrine

(eh fed' rin)

 

Molecule Info

 

Contents

Ephedrine Hydrochloride

Indications

Treatment of hypotension during spinal anaesth.

Dosage

Vasopressor IM or SC 25-50 mg, repeat if necessary.  IV Administer 5-25 mg slowly, repeat in 5-10 mins if necessary.

Contraindications

Coronary thrombosis, thyrotoxicosis, HTN & closed-angle glaucoma.

Special Precautions

Organic heart disease, cardiac decompensation or angina of effort & concurrent digitalis therapy.  Prostatic enlargement.  Avoid use after 4 pm due to its stimulant effect.  Angle-closure glaucoma.  Pregnancy & lactation.

Adverse Drug Reactions

Anxiety, restlessness, nausea, muscular weakness & tremors, sweating & thirst, dermatitis, insomnia & urinary retention. View ADR Monitoring Website

Drug Interactions

Glucocorticoid, adrenocorticoids, corticotropine, urinary alkalizers, α-adrenergic blockers, diatrizoates, iothalamate, ioxaglate, ergot alkaloids,methysergide, oxytocin, doxapram, guanadrel, guanethidine, mazindol, mecamylamine, methyldopa, trimethaphan, methylphenidate & rauwolfia alkaloids. View more drug interactions with Pharmaniaga Ephedrine HCl

Pregnancy Category

A

B

C √

D

X

 

Category C: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the foetus and there are no controlled studies in women or studies in women and animals are not available.  Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus.

mph Class

Cardiac Drugs

ATC Classification

R01AA03 - ephedrine; Belongs to the class of topical sympathomimetic agents used as nasal decongestants.

Brand/Product Info


Total Products : 5     
Brand Name Manufacturer/Marketer Composition Dosage Form Pack Size & Price
EPHIDIN Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Ephedrine hydrochloride 25mg/5ml Injection 5ml x10 amps: 120.50 MRP
EPIDRON Renata Limited Ephedrine hydrochloride 25mg/5ml Injection 5ml x5 amps: 60.25 MRP
FEDRIN Jayson Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Ephedrine hydrochloride 25mg/5ml Injection 5ml x10 amps: 120.50 IP
G-EPHEDRINE Gonoshasthaya Pharmaceuticals Ltd Ephedrine hydrochloride 25mg/5ml Injection 5ml x5 amps: 60.25 MRP
NORDRINE Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited Ephedrine Hydrochloride BP 25 mg/5ml Injection 5ml x10 amps: 120.00 MRP