Almitrine Pharmacology


About Almitrine
Respiratory stimulant, Diphenylmethylpiperazine derivative
Mechanism of Action of Almitrine
Almitrine is a peripheral chemoreceptor agonist that is used as a respiratory stimulant in acute respiratory failure such as COPD. It is believed to improve oxygenation by enhancing the ventilation perfusion mismatch.
Pharmacokinets of Almitrine
Absorption: Orally
Distribution: Protein bound
Metabolism: Metabolised in the liver
Excretion: Renal excretion
Onset of Action for Almitrine
Duration of Action for Almitrine
Half Life of Almitrine
Side Effects of Almitrine
8.GI disturbance
Contra-indications of Almitrine
1.Hepatic failure
2.Lung disease
3.Heart problem
Special Precautions while taking Almitrine
Hepatic disease
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Almitrine
Respiratory failure
Interactions for Almitrine
Typical Dosage for Almitrine
As a respiratory stimulant in acute respiratory failure
Adult: 50-100 mg daily, given in 2 divided doses. Treatment may be intermittent.

As a respiratory stimulant in acute respiratory failure
Adult: Up to 3 mg/kg/day, in 2 or3 divided doses via IV infusion with each dose being infused over 2 hr
Schedule of Almitrine
Storage Requirements for Almitrine
Store in air tight container.Protect from heat and light.Keep out of reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Almitrine
Effects of Overdose of Almitrine

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