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Intravenous injections of protamine (protamines) may cause a sudden fall in blood pressure, bradycardia, pulmonary hypertension, dyspnea, or transitory flushing and a feeling of warmth. There have been reports of anaphylaxis that resulted in respiratory embarrassment (see PRECAUTIONS).Other reported adverse reactions include systemic hypertension, nausea, vomiting and lassitude. Back pain has been reported rarely in conscious patients undergoing such procedures as cardiac catheterization. Because fatal reactions often resembling anaphylaxis have been reported after administration of protamine sulfate (protamine (protamines) s) , the drug should be given only when resuscitation techniques and treatment of anaphylactoid shock are readily available.
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Protamine sulfate (protamine (protamines) s) has been shown to be incompatible with certain antibiotics, including several of the cephalosporins and penicillins (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION).
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/21/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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