Which medications in the drug class Vasopressors are used in the treatment of Anemia?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Vasopressors

These drugs decrease portal circulation pressure by diminishing blood flow due to vasoconstriction. The major indication is variceal bleeding.

Vasopressin (Pitressin)

Vasopressin causes vasoconstriction of vascular smooth muscles and increases water permeability and reabsorption in the collecting tubules. It decreases portal pressure in patients with portal hypertension.


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