Akovaz Side Effects
Generic Name: ephedrine
Note: This document contains side effect information about ephedrine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Akovaz.
For the Consumer
Applies to ephedrine: intravenous solution
Along with its needed effects, ephedrine (the active ingredient contained in Akovaz) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ephedrine:Incidence not known
- Blurred vision
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- pounding in the ears
- slow or fast heartbeat
Some side effects of ephedrine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: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]
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2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
4. "Product Information. Ephedrine Sulfate (ephedrine)." Akorn Inc, Buffalo Grove, IL.
Some side effects of Akovaz may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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- Drug class: vasopressors
Other brands: Corphedra
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