Angiotensin II injection
What is this medicine?
ANGIOTENSIN II (an jee oh TEN sin too) is a vasoconstrictor. This medicine is used in a hospital to treat low blood pressure.
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg
signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as dizziness; dry mouth; dry skin; fruity breath; nausea; stomach pain; increased hunger or thirst; increased urination
signs and symptoms of increased acid in the body like breathing fast; fast heartbeat; headache; confusion; feeling weak or tired; nausea, vomiting
unusual bleeding or bruising
What may interact with this medicine?
This medicine may interact with the following medications:
certain medicines for blood pressure or heart disease like benazepril, candesartan, enalapril, irbesartan, lisinopril, losartan, ramipril, and valsartan
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to angiotensin II, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
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