BP control in certain acute hypotensive states eg, pheochromocytomectomy, sympathectomy, poliomyelitis, spinal anaesth, MI, septicemia, blood transfusion, drug reactions. Adjunct in cardiac arrest & profound hypotension.
Hypersensitivity to noradrenaline tartrate or NaCl, Na metabisulfite, citric acid monohydrate, Na citrate dihydrate. Patients hypotensive from blood vol deficits; mesenteric or peripheral vascular thrombosis; profound hypoxia or hypercarbia. Concomitant use w/ cyclopropane & halothane anaesth.
Sulfite sensitivity. Occlusive vascular diseases eg, atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, diabetic endarteritis, Buerger's disease. Monitor BP & rate of flow frequently to avoid HTN. Avoid catheter tie-in technique; extravasation into tissues. Concomitant use w/ MAOIs, triptyline- or imipramine-type antidepressants. Pregnancy & lactation. Paed patients. Not to be administered into leg veins of elderly.