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Terlipressin

Information

Uses

Terlipressin is used in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices (dilated blood vessels in food pipe)

How it works

Terlipressin have the same structure as that of the natural hormone vasopressin. Vasopressin lowers the amount of urine and bleeding by constricting (narrowing) the blood vessels which, in turn, prevents the loss of water from the body.

Common side effects

Headache, Abdominal cramp, Pale skin, Slow heart rate, Diarrhoea, Increased blood pressure

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Expert advice

  • Inform your doctor if you have or ever had breathing problems, hypertension, brain problems, heart problems, or kidney problems.
  • Do not consume alcohol with terlipressin as it may lead to serious side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Terlipressin

Q.

How does terlipressin work?
Terlipressin works by decreasing the blood flow to the gastrointestinal system and helps to reduce gastrointestinal bleeding caused by high blood pressure in the liver or swollen blood vessels in the esophagus.


Content on this page was last updated on 22 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)