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Papaverine (Papaverine Hydrochloride) - Indications and Dosage

 
 



INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Papaverine is recommended in various conditions accompanied by spasm of smooth muscle, such as vascular spasm associated with acute myocardial infarction (coronary occlusion), angina pectoris, peripheral and pulmonary embolism, peripheral vascular disease in which there is a vasospastic element, or certain cerebral angiospastic states; and visceral spasm, as in ureteral, biliary, or gastrointestinal colic.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Papaverine Hydrochloride may be administered intravenously or intramuscularly. The intravenous route is recommended when an immediate effect is desired, but the drug must be injected slowly over the course of 1 or 2 minutes to avoid uncomfortable or alarming side effects.

Parenteral administration of papaverine hydrochloride in doses of 1 to 4 mL is repeated every 3 hours as indicated. In the treatment of cardiac extrasystoles, 2 doses may be given 10 minutes apart.

HOW SUPPLIED

Papaverine Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 30 mg/mL

0517-4002-25              2 mL Vial                                packaged in boxes of 25
0517-4010-01              10 mL Multiple Dose Vial*    packaged individually

*The 10 mL Multiple Dose Vial contains chlorobutanol 0.5% as a preservative.

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) (See USP Controlled Room Temperature).

PROTECT FROM LIGHT. RETAIN IN CARTON UNTIL TIME OF USE.

AMERICAN
REGENT, INC.
SHIRLEY, NY 11967

IN4002
Rev. 1/09

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