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Elpam Injection

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

Introduction

Elpam Injection is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of poisoning caused by pesticides and chemicals that contain organophosphates. It is used in the cases where respiratory depression occurs as a result of muscle weakness due to poisoning.

Elpam Injection is administered in a medical emergency situation thus aim should be to seek treatment of poisoning without waiting for the results of laboratory tests. This injection is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Moreover, it is important to consult your doctor if you have abnormal heartbeat, difficulty or trouble with breathing, increased muscle weakness, or severe tiredness after receiving this medicine.

There can be some side effects like nausea, muscle weakness, headache, double vision, and blurred vision. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you will better. This medicine may also increase your blood pressure, so it is better to consult your doctor if it bothers you.

Uses of Elpam Injection

  • Organophosphate poisoning

Benefits of Elpam Injection

In Organophosphate poisoning

Organophosphates are used as insecticides or medications. Symptoms of organophosphate poisoning include increased saliva and tear production, diarrhea, vomiting, small pupils, sweating, muscle tremors, and confusion. Elpam Injection helps to undo the effects of organophosphate poisoning and to restore normal life functions. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.

Side effects of Elpam 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 Elpam

  • Accomodation disorder
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea

How to use Elpam Injection

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

How Elpam Injection works

Elpam Injection reactivates the enzymes blocked by many pesticides (organophosphates). It is an antidote used in the poisoning of these pesticides.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Elpam Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Elpam 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
CAUTION
Elpam Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Elpam Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Elpam Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elpam Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Elpam Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Elpam Injection?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Elpam Injection is given as an injection into veins, muscles or under the skin by a doctor only.
  • Your doctor will monitor you closely for a period of 72 hours after giving the medicine.
  • Your doctor will closely monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate and oxygen level during the treatment.
  • It may cause temporary blurring of your vision. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-Methylpyridinium Compounds
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OTHERS

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FAQs

Q. How does Elpam Injection work?

Elpam Injection works by reactivating the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, which has been inactivated by pesticides or certain drugs, and breaks down the excess acetylcholine resulting from poisoning. Thus, it helps in reversing muscle weakness or respiratory depression caused by poisoning or drug over dosing.

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References

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