Ephedrine is a vasoconstrictor remedy that helps constrict the body’s blood vessels, causing blood pressure to rise in the event of a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Ephedrine cannot be purchased from conventional pharmacies as it can only be used at the hospital under the guidance of a doctor.
Ephedrine is indicated for the treatment and prevention of low blood pressure in cases of spinal anesthesia or general anesthesia.
Ephedrine How to use
Ephedrine can only be used under the supervision of healthcare professionals in the hospital and therefore cannot be used at home by the patient.
Ephedrine Side Effects
Ephedrine’s main side effects include paleness, fever, feeling hot, dry nose and mouth, palpitations, decreased or increased blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, difficulty or pain while urinating, anxiety, insomnia, difficulty breathing, excessive sweating and redness on the face.
Ephedrine is contraindicated for breastfeeding women and patients with narrow-angle glaucoma, tachyarrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation, diabetes, high blood pressure and some heart problems. Also, it should not be used in patients anesthetized with cyclopropane and halothane or with hypersensitivity to sympathomimetic amines.