Etilefrine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Hypotensive states.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult : PO 5 or 10 mg 3 times/day. Extended release 25 mg 1-2 times/day.
Dosage Details
Oral
Hypotensive states
Adult: As hydrochloride: 5 or 10 mg tid. Modified-release dosage form: 25 mg once or bid.
Contraindications
Preexisting hypertension; occlusive vascular disease; pheochromocytoma; angle-closure glaucoma (eye drops); hypersensitivity; cardiac arrhythmias.
Special Precautions
CV diseases; hyperthyroidism; diabetes mellitus; Parkinson's disease; elderly; pregnancy, lactation.
Adverse Reactions
CNS effects; GI disturbances; epigastric pain; CV disorders; difficulty in micturition with urinary retention; dyspnoea; hyperglycaemia; sweating; hypersalivation; weakness, tremors; coldness of extremities; hypokalaemia; palpitations; tachycardia and arrhythmias. Gangrene.
Drug Interactions
Halogenated inhalation anaesthetics; β- or α-blocking agents; methyldopa, guanethidine; drugs with vasoconstrictor and pressor effects; antihypertensives; adrenergic neuron blockers; potassium-depleting drugs; cardiac glycosides; ephedra, yohimbe. TCAs may induce HTN and arrhythmia.
Lab Interference
Increase in bilirubin, catecholamines, glucose, uric acid.
Action
Description: Etilefrine is a direct-acting sympathomimetic with β1-agonist and some α- and β2-agonist actions.
MIMS Class
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