No, Pyrotroy is not a narcotic. It is given before surgery to reduce secretions in the mouth, throat, airways, and stomach. Doing this will reduce the formation of saliva and other secretions and ease the operation. Pyrotroy is also given before or during the surgery, to prevent slowness of the heart beat during surgery.
Q. Does Pyrotroy cause tachycardia?
Yes, Pyrotroy has its action on the heart which increases the heart rate (tachycardia). This property of the medication is utilized during surgery to prevent the fall of heart rate due to various other supplemental anesthetic medications.
Q. Can Pyrotroy cause constipation?
Yes, Pyrotroy can cause constipation because of its action on the intestine. It decreases the intestinal secretions and also decreases the gut motility which can result in constipation.
Q. Does Pyrotroy increase blood pressure?
Yes, Pyrotroy can sometimes lead to an increase in blood pressure. There are evidences where it has led to increased blood pressure. Therefore, when injected into a patient during a surgery, the heart rate and blood pressure are continuously monitored.
Q. I am on antidepressants currently. Can I take Pyrotroy?
No, some classes of antidepressant medicines can worsen the side effects of Pyrotroy and cause uneasiness for the patient. These antidepressant medicines may include tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline or imipramine), phenelzine, tranylcypromine, clozapine, etc. Therefore, do inform your doctor about your previous illness and the medicines you are taking before you take this medication. Your doctor may make the necessary adjustments.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Dec 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.