Drug Index

Ethamsylate

 
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Mechanism :

Ethamsylate is an antihemorrhagic drug. It corrects abnormal platelet adhesion, thereby reducing capillary bleeding.


Indication :

• Hemorrhage from small blood vessels

• Menorrhagia

• Treatment and prevention of periventricular hemorrhage in low birth-weight neonates


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to ethamsylate and porphyria are contraindications for its use.


Dosing :

Adults: 250-500 mg PO thrice daily until bleeding stops.

Neonates: 12.5 mg/kg IV every 6 hours.


Adverse Effect :

Hypersensitivity to ethamsylate and porphyria are contraindications for its use.

Nausea, headache, rashes, transient hypotension (with IV administration).

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