What is phenylephrine used for?

What is phenylephrine used for?

Phenylephrine is used for the temporary relief of congestion or stuffiness in the nose caused by hay fever or other allergies, colds, or sinus trouble. It may also be used in ear infections to relieve congestion. This medicine may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How do you administer phenylephrine IV?

Phenylephrine injection may be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly in a dosage of 2 to 5 mg with further doses of 1 to 10 mg if necessary according to response, or in a dose of 100 to 500 micrograms by slow intravenous injection as a 0.1% solution, repeated as necessary after at least 15 minutes.

What is the action of Neosynephrine?

Phenylephrine is a man-made drug that stimulates receptors (alpha1 receptors) on blood vessels and cause blood vessels to constrict (vasoconstriction). It is a vasoconstrictor medication, structurally similar to epinephrine and ephedrine. Vasoconstriction increases blood pressure.

Will phenylephrine make you sleepy?

Decongestants. Since the main symptom of a cold is congestion in your nose and/or chest, cold medicines usually contain a decongestant ingredient. Examples include phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine. These typically do not cause drowsiness and can make some people feel hyper or more alert.

Will phenylephrine stop a runny nose?

This combination medication is used to temporarily treat cough and runny/stuffy nose (nasal congestion) caused by infections (such as the common cold), allergies (such as hay fever), and other breathing illnesses.

Does phenylephrine make you sleepy?

When do you give phenylephrine?

Phenylephrine injection is used to treat hypotension (low blood pressure) that may occur during surgery.

When do you take phenylephrine IV?

The FDA-approved indication for intravenous (IV) phenylephrine hydrochloride is for increasing blood pressure in adults with clinically significant hypotension resulting primarily from vasodilation in such settings as septic shock or anesthesia.

Can phenylephrine raise blood pressure?

Oral phenylephrine has a minimal direct effect on heart rate or cardiac output but, as a vasoconstrictor, can increase systolic and diastolic blood pressure at high doses, and thus cause reflex bradycardia.

Can Nurses push Neo-Synephrine?

May be administered IV direct or by IV infusion by a nurse in Adult Critical Care. May be titrated by a nurse in Adult Critical Care.

When do you take Neo-Synephrine?

Neo-Synephrine Nasal is used to treat nasal congestion and sinus pressure caused by allergies, the common cold, or the flu. Phenylephrine may be used to treat congestion of the tubes that drain fluid from your inner ears, called the eustachian (yoo-STAY-shun) tubes.