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Terlipressin is used in the treatment of bleeding esophageal varices

How it works

Terlipressin works on the walls of blood vessels, causing them narrow and decrease the blood flow into the affected veins. This helps to stop or slow the bleeding.

Common side effects

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

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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


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 12 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)