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UNIPAM 1GM INJECTION

Injection
MRP: Rs. 191.43 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for UNIPAM

Pralidoxime(1 gm)

food interaction for UNIPAM

alcohol interaction for UNIPAM

pregnancy interaction for UNIPAM

lactation interaction for UNIPAM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Unipam 1gm injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unipam 1gm injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for UNIPAM

Pralidoxime(1 gm)

Uses

Unipam 1gm injection is used in the treatment of organophosphate poisoing.

How it works

Unipam 1gm injection belongs to class of medications called antidotes. It 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.

Common side effects

Nausea, Palpitations, Rapid breathing, Drowsiness, Difficulty in speaking, Double vision, Blurred vision, Change in near vision, Change in distance vision, Difficulty focussing vision, Dizziness, Headache, Injection site pain, Muscle stiffness, Muscle weakness, Heart beat irregular

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Expert advice for UNIPAM

  • Pralidoxime is not effective in the treatment of poisoning due to phosphorus, inorganic phosphates, or organophosphates not having anticholinesterase activity.
  • Do not take pralidoxime as an antidote for poisoning due to pesticides of carbamate class, as it may increase the toxicity of carbaryl.
  • You should seek treatment of organophosphate poisoning without waiting for the results of laboratory tests.
  • Seek for immediate medical attention if you have abnormal heartbeat, difficulty or trouble with breathing, increased muscle weakness, or severe tiredness after receiving this medicine.
  • Your breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, kidney function, and other vital signs will be watched closely while you are receiving pralidoxime.After treatment with pralidoxime, you may be watched for up to 72 hours to make sure that you no longer have any effects of the poison or drug overdose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for UNIPAM

Pralidoxime

Q.How does pralidoxime work?
Pralidoxime 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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Content on this page was last updated on 25 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)