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Methoxamine chemical structure
Methoxamine


IUPAC name
CAS number
390-28-3
ATC code

C01CA10

PubChem
6082
DrugBank
[1]
Chemical formula
Molecular weight 211.258
Bioavailability
Metabolism
Elimination half-life
Excretion
Pregnancy category
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Routes of administration

Methoxamine is an α1-adrenergic receptor agonist, similar to phenylephrine. It induces vasoconstriction of skin and splanchnic blood vessels, thereby increasing peripheral vascular resistance and raising mean arterial blood pressure. Because of its hypertensive effects, it may evoke a compensatory reflex bradycardia via the baroreceptors.

UsesEdit

The clinical use of methoxamine is for Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.

See alsoEdit

Template:Adrenergic agonists Template:Cardiac stimulants excluding cardiac glycosides

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