Resperin - Resperin lowers blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood. This allows your blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relax (widen) and your heart to beat more slowly and easily.
Resperin is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
Resperin is also sometimes used to treat psychotic states such as schizophrenia.
Resperin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Used for: Treating high blood pressure. It is sometimes used to treat agitation associated with certain mental problems (eg, schizophrenia). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Resperin is a rauwolfia alkaloid. It works by decreasing the amounts of certain chemicals in the brain (eg, norepinephrine, serotonin), which helps to lower blood pressure and decrease agitation in patients who have certain mental problems.
Resperin is an adrenergic blocking agent used to treat mild to moderate hypertension via the disruption of norepinephrine vesicular storage. The antihypertensive actions of Resperin are a result of its ability to deplete catecholamines from peripheral sympathetic nerve endings. These substances are normally involved in controlling heart rate, force of cardiac contraction and peripheral resistance.
Adult: Up to 500 mcg daily for about 2 wk, subsequently reduced to lowest dose necessary to maintain response.
Maintenance: 100-250 mcg daily. Max dose: 500 mcg daily. Oral Psychoses
Adult: Up to 1 mg daily.
Adult: PO HTN Up to 500 mcg/day for about 2 wk, subsequently reduce to lowest dose needed.
Maintenance: 100-250 mcg/day. Max: 500 mcg/day. Psychoses Up to 1 mg/day.