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: oral fixed-dose combination with guaifenesin, parenteral injection
Side effects include:
Parenteral ephedrine (the active ingredient contained in Akovaz) Nervousness, insomnia, vertigo, headache, tachycardia, palpitation, sweating, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, vesical sphincter spasm (resulting in difficult and painful urination), urinary retention (particularly in males with prostatism).
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. "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.
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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