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Methoxamine

Contributor(s): Sheilah Robertson

Introduction

Name

  • Methoxamine.

Class of drug

  • Sympathomimetic amine.
  • Synthetic, non-catecholamine.
  • Has alpha-adrenergic activity only.
  • Beta-adrenergic receptor stimulation is absent.

Uses

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Indications



Hypertension
  • To raise blood pressure in hypotensive patients with a tachycardia.
  • Has been used as a treatment after cardiac arrest.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs



Sympathomimetic amines, eg epinephrine
  • Cause additive effects.
Alpha-blocking agents
  • Negate or diminish the pressor effects of methoxamine.
Diuretics
  • Negate or diminish the pressor effects of methoxamine.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999)Small Animal Formulary.3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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