Levophed bitartrate treats low blood pressure, mainly in hospitalized patients. Helps patients quickly recover from being in shock.
Levophed Bitartrate Overview
Levophed is a prescription medication used to treat low blood pressure in critical situations. Levophed belongs to a group of drugs called vasoconstrictors, which help to increase blood pressure in order to supply blood and oxygen to the body's tissues and organs.
This medication is available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.
Common side effects of Levophed include headache, a drop in heart rate, and heart beat abnormalities.
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Uses of Levophed Bitartrate
Levophed is a prescription medication used to treat low blood pressure in critical or emergency situations.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Side Effects of Levophed Bitartrate
Serious side effects have been reported with Levophed.
Common side effects of Levophed include the following:
- a drop in heart rate
- arrhythmias (heart beat abnormalities)
- injury to tissues or organs due to a reduction of oxygen
- difficulty breathing
This is not a complete list of Levophed side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.