Methoxamine is used to increase blood pressure during episodes of hypotension. Hypotension may be brought on by the administration of general anesthesia (epidural or spinal). Methoxamine can also be used to treat congenital heart disease, hypotension associated with cardiopulmonary bypass, inhaled anesthetic and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.


What is Methoxamine?

Methoxamine acts by inducing vasoconstriction, which stimulates a rise in blood pressure.


How should Methoxamine be taken?

Methoxamine is administered parenterally, intramuscularly or intravenously via injection.  


Side effects associated with Methoxamine

Among the possible side effects of Methoxamine include the following:  


  • Bradycardia
  • Hypovolemia
  • Heart failure
  • Severe hypertension
  • Cerebrovascular problems


It is important to contact a doctor if the following symptoms are severe or persistent:


  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Fainting during or shortly after urination
  • Goose bumps
  • Hypertension
  • Vasoconstriction


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Methoxamine

Before starting treatment with Methoxamine, it is important to tell your doctor if:


  • You have any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drugs or food
  • You are taking any other medications, herbal remedies or supplements (in particular methylergonovine)
  • You are suffering (or have suffered) from hypertension, hyperthyroidism, coronary heart disease and ventricular fibrillation
  • You have recently experienced a myocardial infarction
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding