Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Isoproterenol

Synonym(s): Isoprenaline

Contributor(s): Mark Rishniw

Introduction

Name

  • Isoproterenol.

Class of drug

  • Synthetic catecholamine with mainly beta-adrenergic activity.

Description

Chemical name

  • 3,4-dihydroxy-alpha[(isopropylamino)methyl]benzyl alcohol HCl.

Molecular formula

  • C11H17NO3.HCl.

Molecular weight

  • 248.

Physical properties

  • Racemic compound.

Storage requirements

  • Room temperature.

Uses

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Indications

  • A sympathomimetic drug used in the management of sinus arrest, heart block and severe bradycardia.
  • Feline asthma   Allergic bronchitis  .

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Anesthetics (halothane, isoflurane or methoxyflurane)
  • Arrhythmias may occur.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Plumb D C (1999)Veterinary Drug Handbook.3rd edn, Iowa State University Press.

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