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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Epidron. Please consult your doctor.
Epidron may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
Epidron is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Epidron does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Epidron in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Epidron in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Epidron is used to treat the low blood pressure commonly seen following spinal anesthesia. It raises blood pressure by narrowing the blood vessels of th... View More
Uses of Epidron
- Hypotension following spinal anesthesia
Side effects of Epidron
- Systemic hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
How to use Epidron
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Epidron works
Epidron works on the blood vessels and increases the blood flow to heart and lungs, thereby improving the disease condition.
What if you forget to take Epidron?
If you miss a dose of Epidron, please consult your doctor.
- It is usually given as a slow injection into your veins by a doctor or healthcare professional.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken medication to treat severe depression.
Bronchial asthma, Hypotension, Diabetic neuropathic oedema
May be taken with or without food. IV Preparation Must be diluted before administration as an IV bolus to 5 mg/mL by withdrawing 50 mg (1 mL) dilute... View More
Oral Acute bronchospasm Adult: As ephedrine HCl: 15-60 mg tid. Max: 150 mg/day. Diabetic neuropathic oedema 30-60 mg 3 times/day. Elderly: In... View More
Oral Acute bronchospasm Child: As ephedrine HCl: 1-5 yr 15 mg tid; 6-12 yr 30 mg tid; >12 yr Same as adult dose. Parenteral Reversal of spi... View More
Hypersensitivity. Hypertension, thyrotoxicosis, BPH. Lactation.
Mode of Action
Ephedrine has both alpha- and beta-adrenergic acitivity with pronounced stimulating effects on the CNS. It increases cardiac output, induces peripheral ... View More
Ischaemic heart disease, hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, angle-closure glaucoma, renal impairment; prostatic enlargement; pregnancy, e... View More
Gastrointestinal disorders: Nausea, vomiting Cardiac disorders: Tachycardia, palpitations (thumping heart), reactive hypertension, bradycardia, ventric... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Ephedrine crosses the placenta; used at deliver for prevention and/or treatment of maternal hypotension associated with spinal anesthesia ... View More
Reduces antihypertensive effect of bethanidine and guanethidine. May increase clearance of dexamethasone. Increased incidence of adverse effects when us... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More