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INVERSINE® (Mecamylamine HCl) is a potent, oral antihypertension agent and ganglion blocker, and is a secondary amine. It is N,2,3,3-tetramethyl-bicyclo (2.2.1] heptan- 2 -amine hydrochloride. Its empirical formula is C11H21N • HCI and its structural formula is:
It is a white, odorless, or practically odorless, crystalline powder, is highly stable, soluble in water and has a molecular weight of 203.75.
INVERSINE (mecamylamine) is supplied as tablets for oral use, each containing 2.5 mg mecamylamine HCI. Inactive ingredients are acacia, calcium phosphate, D&C Yellow 10, FD&C Yellow 6, lactose, magnesium stearate, starch, and talc.
What are the possible side effects of mecamylamine (Inversine)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking mecamylamine and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives); or
- abdominal pain, abdominal distention, or diarrhea.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take mecamylamine and talk to your doctor if you experience
- nausea, vomiting, or constipation;
- dry mouth;
- decreased appetite;
- dizziness and...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Inversine Information
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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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