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Vasorin ampoules


Composition:
Each ampoule contains:
Papaverine HCl                    0.06 g

Pharmacological properties:
Papaverine is a very active, non-specific, smooth muscle depressant with consequent effects on the blood vessels & other smooth muscle systems.
It relaxes smooth muscles & this relaxation may be prominent if spasm exists. Papaverine HCl relaxes the smooth musculature of the larger blood vessels, especially coronary, systemic peripheral, & pulmonary arteries.
Perhaps by its direct vasodilating action on cerebral blood vessels, Papaverine HCl increases cerebral blood flow & decreases cerebral vascular resistance in normal subjects and oxygen consumption is unaltered.
Papaverine acts on the heart to depress conduction & irritability & to prolong the refractory period of the myocardium, which provides the basis for its clinical trial in abolishing atrial & ventricular premature systoles & threatening ventricular arrhythmias.

Pharmacokinetics:
Vasorin plasma half-life is 1.5 - 2.2 hours. The drug is highly protein bound & is extensively metabolized in the liver with 50-80% of the dose excreted in urine in 48 hours.

Indications:
Vasorin is a potent intravenous vasodilator with a short duration of action.
Conditions in which the drug has been used include:
-   Cerebral ischemia and peripheral ischemia associated with arterial spasm.
-   Myocardial ischemia complicated by arrhythmias.

Contraindications:
- Cardiac failure.
- Glaucoma.
- Recent myocardial infarction.
- Recent stroke.
- Bradycardia & heart block.
- Liver disease.

Precautions:
Use with caution in patients with glaucoma.
Hepatic hypersensitivity has been reported with GIT symptoms, Jaundice, eosinophilia & altered liver function tests.

Side effects:
- Nausea.
- Abdominal distress.
- Anorexia.
- Constipation.
- Malaise.
- Drowsiness.
- Vertigo, sweating, headache, diarrhea.

Dosage & administration:

One ampoule to be given IM or IV as directed by the physician.

Legal category:

Prescription only medicine (POM).

Therapeutic category:

Smooth muscle relaxant.

Storage:
Store at a temperature below 30º C.
Protect from light.

Package:

Box containing 6 ampoules, 2 ml each.

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Council of Arab Health Ministers, Union of Arab Pharmacists.