Pitressin Solution For Injection 20U Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pitressin: Solution for injection (20U)

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What is this Medicine?

VASOPRESSIN (vas oh PRES in) is a hormone that is normally made in the body. This medicine acts to lower the amount of urine that is made and to constrict small blood vessels. It is used to treat diabetes insipidus. It is also used to reduce stomach bloat for some procedures and after some surgeries.

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Pitressin 20unit/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 615700420
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Post-cardiotomy Shock, Septic Shock, Hypotension

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Ventricular Asystole, Upper GI Bleeding, Variceal Bleeding, Esophageal Varices, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Cardiac Arrest, Diabetes Insipidus, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Hemorrhage

Storage Information
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Pitressin 20unit/ml Solution for Injection
Daily Life Interactions for Pitressin 20unit/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Pitressin 20unit/ml Solution for Injection(Vasopressin)
Alcohol and Vasopressin(Vasopressin)
Although Vasopressin, ADH (Pitressin) and Ethanol (Alcohol) can interact, generally, these drugs are only used together in a hospital or clinic. While Alcohol might reduce the effectiveness of Vasopressin, it is rare to see these two drugs given together.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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