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Corphedra 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 Corphedra.

For the Consumer

Applies to ephedrine: intravenous solution

Along with its needed effects, ephedrine (the active ingredient contained in Corphedra) 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

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ephedrine: compounding powder, injectable solution, intravenous solution, oral capsule

General

The most frequently reported side effects were nausea, vomiting, and tachycardia.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

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]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Difficult/painful urination, acute urinary retention[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Dizziness, headache, trembling, lightheadedness, tremor, sedation[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Dry nose, dry throat, shortness of breath, respiratory difficulty, dyspnea, respiratory depression[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Restlessness, addiction, nervousness, anxiety, insomnia, mood/mental changes, fear, irritability, confusion, delirium, euphoria, psychotic states, tension, hallucinations[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Fever, precordial pain, vertigo, tachyphylaxis, drug tolerance, drug dependence, weakness[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, mild epigastric distress, hypersalivation[Ref]

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, anorexia[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Sweating[Ref]

References

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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