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Phenylephrine

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Introduction

Name

  • Phenylephrine.

Class of drug

  • Alpha-1 selective adrenergic agonist.

Description

Physical properties

  • Solution.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used in conjunction with fluid therapy, to treat hypotension secondary to drug overdose.
  • Used to slow conjuctival hemorrhage during surgery. It is used before some types of intra-ocular surgery to blanch conjuctival vessels.
  • When applied topically to the eye phenylephrine causes vasoconstriction and pupil dilation. It is indicated for some diagnostic eye examinations, such as diagnosing Horner's syndrome Horner's syndrome.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Volatile anesthetics

Oxytocic agents

  • Pressor effects may be enhanced leading to severe hypertension Hypertension.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. BSAVA, UK.
  • Regnier A & Ward D (1999) Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In: Veterinary Ophthalmology. 3rd edn. Ed: K Gelatt. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Plumb D (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press.
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