Isoprenaline

Description

Isoprenaline is a medicine used for the treatment of abnormal heartbeats, heart failure, shock, and bronchospasm during the anesthesia. It is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Isoprenaline

  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Tremors

Uses of Isoprenaline

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bronchospasm During Anesthesia
  • Mild or Transient Episodes of Heart Block
  • Adams-Stokes Attacks
  • Shock
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed rapidly after an intravenous administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 10-15 mins after an intravenous dose.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Tachyarrhythmias

This medicine is not recommended in patients who are suffering from rapid irregular heartbeats due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Digitalis intoxication

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with digitalis intoxication due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Angina Pectoris

This medicine is not recommended in patients who are suffering from angina pectoris (chest pain) due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of high blood sugar levels. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with hyperthyroidism due to the increased risk of thyroid storm. Regular monitoring of thyroid function tests is necessary for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in Elderly

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly since the risk of adverse effects were significantly high.

Driving or Operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Use in Children

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years since the safety and efficacy of this medicine are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be instituted by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Escitalopram

Amiodarone

Cisapride

Canagliflozin

Ceritinib

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical or hospital setting. Inform the doctor if you have a known history of allergy to this medicine. Report to the doctor all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions before receiving this medicine. Report any undesired side effects to the doctor promptly.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by increasing the heart rate and strengthens the heart muscles. It also improves the efficiency of the heart function.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Adrenergic bronchodilators, Catecholamines, Vasopressors

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.glowm.com/resources/glowm/cd/pages/drugs/ij028.html

[Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 21 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01064

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2018 [cited 24 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/010515s031lbl.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 21 Aug 2019

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