Mephentermine (wyamine sulfate) acts both directly and indirectly. After an intramuscular injection, the onset of action is prompt (within 5-15 minutes), and effects may last for several hours. Since the drug releases NE, cardiac contraction is enhanced, and cardiac output and systolic and diastolic pressures usually are increased. The change in heart rate is variable, depending on the degree of vagal tone. Adverse effects are related to CNS stimulation, excessive rises in blood pressure, and arrhythmias. Mephentermine is used to prevent hypotension, which frequently accompanies spinal anesthesia.

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