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Vazculep

Generic Name: phenylephrine (Intravenous route)
Detailed drug Information for Vazculep. Includes common brand names, drug descriptions, warnings, side effects and dosing information.
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In the U.S. Available Dosage Forms: Therapeutic Class: Vasopressor Pharmacologic Class: Adrenergic Chemical Class: Alkylarylamine Phenylephrine injection is used to treat hypotension (low blood pressure) that may occur during surgery. This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor. In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered: Learn more

Vazculep Side Effects

Vazculep Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about phenylephrine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Vazculep.

For the Consumer

Applies to phenylephrine: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, phenylephrine (the active ingredient contained in Vazculep) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking phenylephrine:

Incidence not known

  • Blurred vision
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • difficult or labored breathing
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • pain in the shoulders, arms, jaw, or neck
  • pounding in the ears
  • sweating
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking phenylephrine:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Feeling of fullness in the head
  • pounding or rapid pulse
  • tingling in the arms or legs
  • vomiting

Some side effects of phenylephrine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Heartburn
  • itching skin
  • nausea
  • pain in the neck
  • pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to phenylephrine: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral disintegrating strip, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet chewable extended release, oral tablet disintegrating

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Bradycardia, AV block, ventricular extrasystoles, myocardial ischemia, hypertensive crisis

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, paresthesia, tremor

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Pulmonary edema, rales

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Nervousness, excitability

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting

Local

Frequency not reported: Extravasation

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Sulfite sensitivity

Other

Frequency not reported: Chest pain

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Diaphoresis, pallor, piloerection, skin blanching, skin necrosis with extravasation

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Vazculep (www.drugs.com/cons/vazculep.html).