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Ephedrine
Essential medicine status
General description
Ephedrine is used during delivery under spinal or epidural anaesthesia to prevent hypotension.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1997 (TRS 882) for Anesthesia local
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Section
Local anaesthetics
  • Parenteral > Locoregional injections > Spinal anaesthesia: 30 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule (ephedrine hydrochloride)
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