Press UP 20mg Injection

Manufacturer: Molekule India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Vasopressin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: January 19, 2022

Press UP 20mg Injection is prescribed under the treatment course of diabetes insipidus, bleeding esophageal varices, and low BP. The medication works by increasing the amount of a hormone called Vasopressin in our body.

This medicine is responsible for maintaining a balance of water levels in your body by keeping the blood vessels in healthy shape. During the above-mentioned conditions your blood pressure decreases which creates a signal in the body to widen the vessels for better blood flow.

The medication is available in the form of an injection which makes its administration complicated. It is advised to only conduct the administration of the medicine under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Do not take the medication in case of any heart, liver, or kidneys disease. Also if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any form of medication already.

Some common side effects of this medicine are stomach cramps, paleness of the skin, sweating, gas and tremor in the hands and feet. Major side effects that one may experience are seizures, stupor, unconsciousness, problems with breathing and irregular heartbeat.

Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, weight gain, confusion, listlessness, water intoxication. Water intoxication requires withdrawal of the drug; severe intoxication may require osmotic diuresis and loop diuretics.

The medicine is useful against the following conditions:

  • Central Diabetes Insipidus

  • Hypersensitivity

Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Press UP 20mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    Some patients respond to much lower doses with cirrhosis. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Press UP 20mg Injection acts upon three different kinds of receptors such as vasopressin receptor V1a, vasopressin receptor V2 and vasopressin receptor V1a. This controls the reabsorption of free water within renal medullar.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    • Decreased effect: Lithium, epinephrine, demeclocycline, heparin, and alcohol block antidiuretic activity to varying degrees.
    • Increased effect: Chlorpropamide, phenformin, urea and fludrocortisone potentiate antidiuretic response.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Use with caution in patients with seizure disorders, migraine, asthma, vascular disease, renal disease, cardiac disease; chronic nephritis with nitrogen retention. Goiter with cardiac complications, arteriosclerosis; I.V. infiltration may lead to severe vasoconstriction and localized tissue necrosis; also, gangrene of extremities, tongue, and ischemic colitis. Elderly patients should be cautioned not to increase their fluid intake beyond that sufficient to satisfy their thirst in order to avoid water intoxication and hyponatremia; under experimental conditions, the elderly have shown to have a decreased responsiveness to vasopressin with respect to its effects on water homeostasis.

Ques: Is Press UP 20mg Injection safe for small children and infants?

Ans: The medication is not suitable for infants and children.

Ques: Does Press UP 20mg Injection cause addiction?

Ans: Press UP 20mg Injection does not have any signs of addiction in their patients.

Ques: What are the compounds used to manufacture Press UP 20mg Injection?

Ans: Press UP 20mg Injection contains Vasopressin (20IU) as their key component.

Ques: How is Press UP 20mg Injection administered?

Ans: The Press UP 20mg Injection is given by a medical professional to the patient directly into muscle or under the skin.

Ques: Can you club Press UP 20mg Injection with other medications?

Ans: It is safe to consume Press UP 20mg Injection with most of the medicine except -
  • Tricyclic
  • Guanethidine
  • Barbiturates
  • Levodopa
  • Metoclopramide
  • Thioridazine
  • Quinidine
  • Amiodarone
  • Sotalol
  • Erythromycin
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Lithium
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