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Phentolamine

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Introduction

Name

  • Phentolamine.

Class of drug

  • Competitive non-selective alpha-adrenergic blocking agent.

Uses

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Indications

  • Emergency treatment of extravasation injuries associated with dopamine   Dopamine  , phenylephrine   Phenylephrine  or norepinephrine .
  • Management of hypertensive crises associated with pheochromocytomas   Pheochromocytomas  .

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Epinephrine and norepinephrine
  • Hypertensive and vasoconstricting effects are blocked by phentolamine.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
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