TREATMENT OF UROKINASE-RELATED ANAPHYLACTOID REACTION WITH INTRAVENOUS FAMOTIDINE

Title

TREATMENT OF UROKINASE-RELATED ANAPHYLACTOID REACTION WITH INTRAVENOUS FAMOTIDINE

Creator

Vidovich R R; Heiselman D E; Hudock D

Publisher

Annals of Pharmacotherapy

Date

1992
1992-06

Description

OBJECTIVE: We describe our experience with an anaphylactoid reaction to urokinase and the treatment used. We also discuss the use of histamine H-1- and H-2-blockers in combination for the treatment of allergic anaphylactoid reactions. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Observation of a patient who had a pulmonary embolism. INTERVENTION: During the use of urokinase, in treatment of a pulmonary embolism, the patient developed an anaphylactoid reaction that did not respond to diphenhydramine or hydrocortisone. Famotidine was administered. RESULTS: Abatement of urticaria and normalization of vital signs were obtained soon after famotidine was given. Completion of thrombolysis took place. CONCLUSIONS: Further investigation of the use of H-1- and H-2-blocking agents in the presence of anaphylactoid reactions to thrombolytic agents should be performed. Consideration of intravenous famotidine for the treatment of anaphylactoid-type reactions to urokinase is suggested.

Subject

Pharmacology & Pharmacy; urticaria

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

782-783

Issue

6

Volume

26

Citation

Vidovich R R; Heiselman D E; Hudock D, “TREATMENT OF UROKINASE-RELATED ANAPHYLACTOID REACTION WITH INTRAVENOUS FAMOTIDINE,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed April 11, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7407.

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