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Levophed Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is norepinephrine (Levophed)?
- What are the possible side effects of norepinephrine (Levophed)?
- What is the most important information I should know about norepinephrine (Levophed)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving norepinephrine (Levophed)?
- How is norepinephrine given (Levophed)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Levophed)?
- What happens if I overdose (Levophed)?
- What should I avoid while receiving norepinephrine (Levophed)?
- What other drugs will affect norepinephrine (Levophed)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Levophed)?
Since norepinephrine is given by a healthcare professional in an emergency setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Levophed)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include slow heart rate or severe headache, sweating, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, pale skin, and stabbing chest pain.
What should I avoid while receiving norepinephrine (Levophed)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect norepinephrine (Levophed)?
If possible before you receive norepinephrine, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- blood pressure medications;
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate); or
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), amoxapine (Asendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan, Silenor), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), protriptyline (Vivactil), or trimipramine (Surmontil).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with norepinephrine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about norepinephrine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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