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Efipres Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Efipres Injection is used to treat the low blood pressure commonly seen following spinal anesthesia. It raises blood pressure by narrowing the blood vessels of the heart.

Efipres Injection is administered under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of the medicine for you. You should continue all your other medicines that are advised by the doctor for your long-term treatment even after this injection. Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of blood pressure while you are taking this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and increased heart rate. This medicine may not be suitable for some people. You must inform the doctor if you are suffering from diabetes, liver, heart, or kidney disease. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medications that you are using regularly. This medicine is not usually recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding, so always consult your doctor before taking it.

Side effects of Efipres Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Efipres

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased heart rate

How to use Efipres Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Efipres Injection works

Efipres Injection works on the blood vessels and increases the blood flow to heart and lungs, thereby improving the disease condition.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Efipres Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Efipres Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Efipres Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Efipres Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Efipres Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Efipres Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Efipres Injection?

If you miss a dose of Efipres Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • It is usually given as a slow injection into your veins by a doctor or healthcare professional.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken medication to treat severe depression. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenethylamine
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Efipres with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Cloud, Cata-Dict, Clonomide
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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Abrupt hypotension 90/50 6 hrs
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathology
Hi Just lie down sometimes, hypotension can occur because of sudden change in pressure Have salt water. Monitor your blood pressure for another 2 to 3 days if it is still low, consult a general practitioner immediately.
My mom got patella fracture,did surgery,now having severe back pain due to spinal anesthesia nw wt can v do to cure it pls help me
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
please visit physician nearby you . Thanks
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FAQs

Q. Is Efipres Injection dangerous/safe?

Efipres Injection is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Efipres Injection illegal/ controlled substance?

Efipres Injection is legal. Efipres Injection is not currently classified as a controlled substance.

Q. Is Efipres Injection a stimulant?

Yes, Efipres Injection is a stimulant

Q. Does Efipres Injection raise blood pressure?

Yes, Efipres Injection may increase blood pressure. It is used to treat low blood pressure (hypotension) caused during spinal or epidural anesthesia

Q. Does Efipres Injection cause hair loss/ drowsiness/ constipation/ acne/ weight loss?

No, Efipres Injection is not known to cause hair loss, drowsiness, constipation, acne or weight loss. However, consult your doctor if you experience such side effects

Q. Does Efipres Injection burn muscle/help lose weight?

Efipres Injection is known to cause weight loss. However, it is not widely used as a treatment for weight loss.

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References

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Expires on or after: December, 2020

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