Hypotension is a condition in which the blood pressure becomes very low. The main symptoms of hypotension are dizziness and fainting. If the condition becomes severe, it can be fatal and this is very dangerous for the life of the patient. In hypotension, the systolic blood pressure of the patient become equal to or less than 90 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure becomes equal to or less than 60 mm Hg.
The main cause of hypotension is dehydration and severe medical and surgical diseases and conditions. You should know about the medicines that are used for treating hypotension. The common drugs and medication used for treating hypotension are sympathomimetic drugs and dihydroergotamine medicines.
Some patients are given fludrocortisones and erythropoietin medicines. The common medicines used for treating hypotension include levophed, proAmatine, Ricobid-D, Lusonal, phenyl-T, Nasop 1 2and many others. Some other drugs and medications to treat hypotension are as follows.
Drugs And Medications To Treat Hypotension
Epinephrine (PF) Inj
Epinephrine (PF) inj is used for the treatment of hypotension. The injection may cause side effects like fast heartbeat and nervousness. Sometimes, the injection may cause high blood pressure. The injection can cause rare side effects like bronchospasm, angina, chest pain, dryness of mouth, numbness, abnormal heart rhythm, dizziness, head pain, heart throbbing, apprehension, chronic problem in sleeping and anxiety.
The injection can cause some drug interactions so you should consult a doctor or pharmacist before you use the injection. If overdose of the injection occurs, seek emergency medical help.
Another drug for treating hypotension is dopamine IV. The IV may cause side effects like head pain and throwing up. Sometimes, the IV may cause angina, slow and fast heartbeat, chest pain, breathing problems, too much low blood pressure and nervousness.The IV can cause rare side effects like atrial fibrillation, anxiety, excess urination and muscle problems. Tell your doctor or pharmacist all the medicines you are taking because the IV may cause some drug interactions.
Adrenal inj is used for treating hypotension. The injection can cause side effects like fast heartbeat and nervousness. Sometimes, the injection can cause high blood pressure. The injection can cause rare side effects like bronchospasms, angina, dryness of mouth, chest pain, dizziness, excessive sweating, head pain, weakness , anxiety, heart throbbing, involuntary quivering, apprehension, throwing up, chronic problem in sleeping and excessive sweating.
Adrenal injection can cause drug interactions with many medicines like beta-blockers, tricyclic compounds, guanethidine, methyldopa and antidiabetic medicines. Use the adrenal inj for treating hypotension only after telling the doctor or pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking. This will help in preventing the dangerous effects of drug interactions.
Ephedrine Sulfate (PF) Inj
Ephedrine sulfate (PF) inj is used for treating hypotension. The injection can cause side effects like nervousness and chronic problem in sleeping. The injection can cause infrequent side effects like dizziness, head pain, fast heartbeat, excessive sweating, throwing up, high blood pressure, painful urination, throat dryness, weakness and loss of appetite. The Ephedrine Sulfate injection can cause rare side effects like bronchospasm, seizures, anxiety, stroke, mental problems, chest pain, stomach irritation and face redness.
The injection can cause drug interactions with several other medicines like tricyclic compounds, selegiline, inhalation anesthetic drugs, urinary alkalinizers and other medicines. Use the ephedrine sulfate injection only after telling your doctor about the other medicines that you are taking.