Almitrine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
As a resp stimulant in acute resp failure.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO 50-100 mg/day in 2 divided doses. IV Up to 3 mg/kg/day in 2 or 3 divided doses via IV infusion.
Dosage Details
Intravenous
Respiratory stimulant in acute respiratory failure
Adult: Up to 3 mg/kg/day, in 2 or3 divided doses via IV infusion with each dose being infused over 2 hr.

Oral
Respiratory stimulant in acute respiratory failure
Adult: 50-100 mg daily, given in 2 divided doses. Treatment may be intermittent.
Adverse Reactions
May cause weakness in lower extremities.
Action
Description: Almitrine is a peripheral chemoreceptor agonist that is used as a respiratory stimulant in acute respiratory failure such as COPD. It is believed to improve oxygenation by enhancing the ventilation perfusion mismatch.
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