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What is Corphedra?
Ephedrine sulfate is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist and a norepinephrine-releasing agent. CORPHEDRA (ephedrine sulfate injection) is a clear, colorless, sterile solution for intravenous injection. Each mL contains ephedrine sulfate 50 mg in water for injection as a single-dose product. The pH range is 4.5 to 7.0. The drug product must be diluted before intravenous administration. The chemical name of ephedrine sulfate is (1R,2S)-(-)-2-methylamine-1-phenylpropan-1-ol sulfate (2:1) (salt). Its molecular weight is 428.54.
The structural formula is:
Ephedrine sulfate darkens on exposure to light. It is freely soluble in water and ethanol, very slightly soluble in chloroform, and practically insoluble in ether.
What does Corphedra look like?
What are the available doses of Corphedra?
Injection: 50 mg/mL ephedrine sulfate in single-dose vial
What should I talk to my health care provider before I take Corphedra?
How should I use Corphedra?
CORPHEDRA is indicated for the treatment of clinically important hypotension occurring in the setting of anesthesia.
CORPHEDRA must be diluted before administration to achieve the desired concentration as an intravenous bolus or intravenous infusion. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. Do not use if the solution is colored or cloudy, or if it contains particulate matter.
What interacts with Corphedra?
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What are the warnings of Corphedra?
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What are the precautions of Corphedra?
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What are the side effects of Corphedra?
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What should I look out for while using Corphedra?
What might happen if I take too much Corphedra?
Overdose of ephedrine can cause a rapid rise in blood pressure. In the case of an overdose, careful monitoring of blood pressure is recommended. If blood pressure continues to rise to an unacceptable level, parenteral antihypertensive agents can be administered at the discretion of the clinician.
How should I store and handle Corphedra?
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Keep tightly closed (protect from moisture). Protect from light.CORPHEDRA (ephedrine sulfate injection), 50 mg/mL, is supplied as follows:Vial stoppers are not manufactured with natural rubber latex. Store CORPHEDRA, 50 mg/mL, at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F), with excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Protect from light. Store in carton until time of use. For single use only. Discard unused portion.CORPHEDRA (ephedrine sulfate injection), 50 mg/mL, is supplied as follows:Vial stoppers are not manufactured with natural rubber latex. Store CORPHEDRA, 50 mg/mL, at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F), with excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Protect from light. Store in carton until time of use. For single use only. Discard unused portion.CORPHEDRA (ephedrine sulfate injection), 50 mg/mL, is supplied as follows:Vial stoppers are not manufactured with natural rubber latex. Store CORPHEDRA, 50 mg/mL, at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F), with excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.] Protect from light. Store in carton until time of use. For single use only. Discard unused portion.
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Ephedrine sulfate is a sympathomimetic amine that directly acts as an agonist at α- and ß adrenergic receptors and indirectly causes the release of norepinephrine from sympathetic neurons. Pressor effects by direct alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor activation are mediated by increases in arterial pressures, cardiac output, and peripheral resistance. Indirect adrenergic stimulation is caused by norepinephrine release from sympathetic nerves.
Because diethylpropion hydrochloride tablets USP, 25 mg are monoamines, hypertension may result when either agent is used with monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (See ).
Efficacy of diethylpropion with other anorectic agents has not been studied and the combined use may have the potential for serious cardiac problems; therefore, the concomitant use with other anorectic agents is contraindicated.
Antidiabetic drug requirements (i.e., insulin) may be altered. Concurrent use with general anesthetics may result in arrhythmias. The pressor effects of diethylpropion and those of other drugs may be additive when the drugs are used concomitantly; conversely, diethylpropion may interfere with antihypertensive drugs (i.e., guanethidine, a-methyldopa). Concurrent use of phenothiazines may antagonize the anorectic effect of diethylpropion.
Serious postpartum hypertension has been described in patients who received both a vasopressor (i.e., methoxamine, phenylephrine, ephedrine) and an oxytocic (i.e., methylergonovine, ergonovine) . Some of these patients experienced a stroke. Carefully monitor the blood pressure of individuals who have received both ephedrine and an oxytocic.
The following adverse reactions associated with the use of ephedrine sulfate were identified in the literature. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to estimate their frequency reliably or to establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
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For medical advice about adverse reactions, contact your medical professional.
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