What is this medicine?
NOREPINEPHRINE (nor ep ih NEFF rin) is a very strong vasoconstrictor. This medicine is used in a hospital to treat low blood pressure.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
difficulty breathing, wheezing
irregular heartbeats, palpitations, or chest pain
pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain medicines used during surgery like cyclopropane and halothane anesthetics
ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
certain medicines for depression like amitriptyline, desipramine, or nortriptyline
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
certain types of blood clots found in your lower abdomen or arms and legs
low blood volume
high blood pressure
an unusual or allergic reaction to norepinephrine, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 17, 2018