This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.

Background and Date of Approval

Isoprenaline is a bronchodilator drug developed by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration and initially approved for treating cardiac emergencies.

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Isoprenaline works by stimulating beta-adrenergic receptors in the body, particularly in the heart and lungs. This stimulation increases heart rate and cardiac output and mainly dilates airways, making breathing easier. It can also improve the conduction of electrical impulses in the heart.

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Isoprenaline is used to treat bradycardia (slow heart rate), heart block, and certain types of irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). It also helps to improve breathing in conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This drug can also be used in cardiac emergencies. 

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Isoprenaline can be administered only as an intravenous injection into a vein by your physician in a hospital setting. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. 

Warnings, Precautions and Side Effects of undefined


Do not take Isoprenaline if you are allergic to the active substance or any other ingredients present in the medicine. Individuals with certain heart rhythm disorders, angina pectoris, and are experiencing digitalis intoxication should avoid taking this drug. Before taking this medicine, notify your physician if you have any conditions like hyperthyroidism and diabetes.


Follow your doctor's advice carefully in these situations to ensure safe and effective medication use. It is unsafe to use this medicine during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or become pregnant while undergoing treatment with this medication, inform your physician. It is unknown whether this drug is safe to administer during breastfeeding. Therefore, it's essential to consult your doctor for more breastfeeding advice.

Side Effects

The side effects known to occur commonly during the treatment with Isoprenaline are abdominal pain, hot flashes, increased heart rate, hypotension, ventricular rhythm disorders, anginal pain, tremor, headache, and nausea.

Word Of Advice

Isoprenaline is often used in critical situations, such as cardiac emergencies.  Be cautious about potential interactions with other medications or supplements you are taking. Always inform your physician about your complete medication regimen.

Frequently Asked Question


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The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice; it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details, consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.