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General English name: Ephedrine injection

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Application: Asthma

 

Pharmaceutical forms of ephedrine

  • Pills, nasal drops, ampoules

 

 

Pharmacological information of ephedrine ampoules

Dosage and method of ephedrine injection

Contraindications Ephedrine ampoules

Ephedrine injections during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of ephedrine ampules on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions Ephedrine Injections

Special warnings and precautions while taking ephedrine ampoules

Side effects of ephedrine ampoules

Overdose of ephedrine (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of ephedrine ampoules

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of ephedrine ampoules

Ephedrine ampoules are prescribed to treat allergic disorders such as bronchial asthma and other respiratory problems. Ephedrine acts like epinephrine and acts as a central nervous system stimulant in narcolepsy and depression. It is also used in myasthenia gravis. In addition, ephedrine ampules are slowly injected to reverse the hypotension caused by spinal anesthesia.

If you are interested in more information about other forms of ephedrine such as ephedrine nasal drops and ephedrine tablets, you can refer to the relevant page.

 

Dosage and method of ephedrine injection

  • Ephedrine injections are usually given by a nurse or doctor as an intravenous or intramuscular injection, the dose and amount of which is determined by your doctor.
  • The doctor will prescribe the dose of this medicine for children based on their weight.
  • Ask your doctor before starting treatment with ephedrine if you have any questions about how to take this medicine.
  • Ephedrine ampoules are injected at a clinic or hospital, so do not worry about forgetting the dose.

 

Contraindications Ephedrine ampoules

  • Note the expiration date of the ephedrine ampule and do not take it if your medicine has expired.
  • Never give ephedrine injections to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions with ephedrine ampules, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Ephedrine injections during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not take any medication arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of ephedrine ampules on driving and working with machines

Ephedrine injections may cause dizziness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Ephedrine Injections

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Ephedrine can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death, including MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobem Do not use phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before and after starting ephedrine injections.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking ephedrine ampoules

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking ephedrine ampoules:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
  • If you have hyperthyroidism or any problems with your prostate or kidneys.
  • If you are already allergic to any medication.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Side effects of ephedrine ampoules

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Pain at the ephedrine injection site
  • Nervous state and aggression
  • Insomnia
  • Vertigo
  • Headache
  • Tachycardia
  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea, vomiting and anorexia
  • Difficulty urinating

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of this ampoule.

 

Overdose of ephedrine (drug poisoning)

  • There is no possibility of drug poisoning because this ampule is injected for you by your doctor or nurse.
  • If you feel that a person has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, fever, rapid heartbeat, restlessness, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room immediately. .

 

Storage conditions of ephedrine ampoules

  • This ampoule is injected in a hospital and specialists are aware of its proper storage conditions.
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