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Metaraminol bitartrate is a potent sympathomimetic amine that increases both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Metaraminol bitartrate is [R-(R*,S*)]-a-(1-aminoethyl)-3-hydroxybenzenemethanol [R-(R*, R*)]- 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:1) (salt), which is levorotatory. Its empirical formula is C9H13NO2 C4H6O6 , and its structural formula is:

Metaraminol bitartrate is a white, crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 317.29, is freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol, and practically insoluble in chloroform and in ether.

Injection ARAMINE* (Metaraminol Bitartrate, MADE is a sterile solution. Each mL contains:

Metaraminol bitartrate
equivalent to metaraminol ....................... 10 mg

Inactive ingredients:

Sodium chloride................. 4.4 mg

Water for Injection q.s. ad ..... 1 mL

Methylparaben 0.15%, propylparaben 0.02%, and sodium bisulfite 0.2% added as preservatives.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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