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- What are the side effects of phenylephrine-injection?
- What is the dosage for phenylephrine-injection?
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What is the dosage for phenylephrine-injection?
Which drugs or supplements interact with phenylephrine-injection?
Phenylephrine should be used cautiously with MAO inhibitors like selegiline (Eldepryl, Zelapar), phenelzine (Nardil), isocarboxazid (Marplan), because they can also increase blood pressure and can cause a serious hypertensive episode. A similar reaction occurs when phenylephrine is combined with amphetamine and related drugs.
Phenylephrine should be used with caution with antidepressants like amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep), nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl), doxepin (Sinequan, Adapin), and trazodone (Deyrel). Such anti-depressants may increase blood pressure if used together with phenylephrine.
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