phenylephrine hydrochloride (NeoSynephrine, Neofrin)

GENERIC NAME: phenylephrine hydrochloride

BRAND NAME: NeoSynephrine, Neofrin

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: 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. Phenylephrine increases blood pressure and heart rate without affecting heart rhythm.



PREPARATIONS: Injection: 10 mg/ml

STORAGE: Store phenylephrine injections between 15 C to 30 C (59 to 86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Phenylephrine is used for maintenance of blood pressure during anesthesia, for the treatment of vascular failure in shock or shock-like states, drug-induced hypotension, and to overcome paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (abnormally fast heart beats) during anesthesia.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014

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