Protamine Sulphate Pharmacology

Protamine Sulphate

About Protamine Sulphate
A highly cationic peptide, Heparin antagonist, Heparin antidote,Antihaemorrhagic.
Mechanism of Action of Protamine Sulphate
It is a basic protein obtained from sperm of a fish and acts as a heparin antagonist. It neutralizes heparin in a weight for weight basis (1mg is needed for every 100U of heparin. In the presence of heparin the drug forms a salt that neutralizes the anticoagulant effects of both drugs.
Pharmacokinets of Protamine Sulphate
Absorption: Administered intravenously. Metabolism: the heparin-protamine complex formed is partly degraded
Onset of Action for Protamine Sulphate
One minute
Duration of Action for Protamine Sulphate
2 hours
Half Life of Protamine Sulphate
Side Effects of Protamine Sulphate
3.Circulatory collapse
5.Feeling of warmth
8.Pulmonary oedema
9.Acute pulmonary hypertension

Contra-indications of Protamine Sulphate
Hypersensitivity to the drug
Special Precautions while taking Protamine Sulphate
1.Avoid too rapid administration
2.Allergic reactions
3.Those who have previously treated with protamine
4.Male infertility
5.During vasectomy

Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
May be used.
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Indications for Protamine Sulphate
Antidote for heparin
Interactions for Protamine Sulphate
Typical Dosage for Protamine Sulphate
1mg of drug neutralizes approximately 100 I.U. of heparin. Administered by slow I.V. injection over 1 to 3minutes
Maximum dose: 50mg in 10 minute period.

Schedule of Protamine Sulphate
Storage Requirements for Protamine Sulphate
Store at room temperature at a range of 15 to 25degree C.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Protamine Sulphate
The doctor should be informed immediately if a dose is missed.
Effects of Overdose of Protamine Sulphate
Monitor coagulation tests and respiratory function. Treatment is symptomatic. Replace blood loss with blood transfusion or fresh frozen plasma. If there is hypotension treat with fluids, epinephrine, dobutamine, or dopamine.

Home Delivery for Protamine Sulphate in Your City

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Protamine Sulphate is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for protamine sulphate might be better known than protamine sulphate itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have protamine sulphate in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for protamine sulphate.