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ATC codes: C01CA26
Indication
Cardiac complications of anaesthesia during labour or delivery ICD11 code: JB0C.2
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Complementary For use in spinal anaesthesia during delivery, to prevent hypotension.
Formulations
Parenteral > Locoregional injections > Spinal anaesthesia: 30 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule (ephedrine hydrochloride)
EML status history
First added in 1997 (TRS 882)
Sex
All
Age
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Ephedrine, for use in spinal anaesthesia to prevent hypotension during delivery, was added to the complementary list of the EML in 1997.