Akovaz Side Effects
Generic Name: ephedrine
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of ephedrine. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Akovaz.
For the Consumer
Applies to ephedrine: intravenous solution
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by ephedrine (the active ingredient contained in Akovaz). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking ephedrine, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:Incidence not known:
- Blurred vision
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with ephedrine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Incidence not known:
- Nausea or vomiting
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to ephedrine: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral capsule
The most frequently reported side effects were nausea, vomiting, and tachycardia.[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Myocardial infarction
Frequency not reported: Tachycardia, palpitations, reactive hypertension, bradycardia, ventricular ectopics, R-R variability, pallor, angina/anginal pain, hypertension, hypotension, extrasystole, arrhythmias, vasodilation with low blood pressure, flushing, impaired circulation to extremities[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Difficult/painful urination, acute urinary retention[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dizziness, headache, trembling, lightheadedness, tremor, sedation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, shortness of breath, respiratory difficulty, dyspnea, respiratory depression[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Restlessness, addiction, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, mood/mental changes, fear, irritability, confusion, delirium, euphoria, psychotic states, tension, hallucinations[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Fever, precordial pain, vertigo, tachyphylaxis, drug tolerance, drug dependence, weakness[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, mild epigastric distress, hypersalivation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, anorexia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Sweating[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Akovaz (ePHEDrine)." Eclat Pharmaceuticals, Menomonee Falls,, WI.
2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
4. "Product Information. Ephedrine Sulfate (ephedrine)." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.
Not all side effects for Akovaz may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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- Drug class: vasopressors
Other brands: Corphedra
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