Glypressin injection contains the active ingredient terlipressin, which is a medicine similar to a hormone found naturally in the body called antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or vasopressin.
Terlipressin is broken down in the body to release a substance called lysine vasopressin. It used to stop bleeding from leaking varicose veins in the foodpipe. These are known as oesophageal varices.
Oesophageal varices are fragile dilated veins that occur due to increased blood pressure in these veins as a result of severe liver disease. These fragile varices can rupture and lead to life-threatening bleeding.
Terlipressin works by narrowing the affected blood vessels, so that blood flow through them is restricted. This controls the bleeding.
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Certain medicines should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Just because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the medicine's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated with this medicine, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
You should tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to make sure that the combination is safe.