Levophed

Levophed

norepinephrine

Manufacturer:

Pfizer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Norepinephrine bitartrate
Indications/Uses
Control of BP in acute hypotensive states eg, pheochromocytomectomy, sympathectomy, poliomyelitis, spinal anesth, MI, septicemia, blood transfusion & drug reactions.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Initially 8-12 mcg/min. Maintenance: 2-4 mcg/min.
Contraindications
Hypotensive patients w/ blood vol deficits except during emergencies.
Special Precautions
Patients on MAOIs, antidepressant therapy.
Adverse Reactions
Ischemic injury; bradycardia, arrhythmias; anxiety, transient headache & difficulty in resp.
Drug Interactions
Halothane anesth increases cardiac autonomic irritability.
MIMS Class
ATC Classification
C01CA03 - norepinephrine ; Belongs to the class of adrenergic and dopaminergic cardiac stimulants excluding glycosides. Used in the treatment of hypotension.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Levophed inj 4 mg/4 mL
Packing/Price
10 × 1's
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