Metaraminol bitartrate is a potent sympathomimetic amine that increases both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Metaraminol bitartrate is [R-(R*,S*)]-a-(1-aminoethyl)-3-hydroxybenzenemethanol [R-(R*, R*)]- 2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:1) (salt), which is levorotatory. Its empirical formula is C9H13NO2 C4H6O6 , and its structural formula is:
Metaraminol bitartrate is a white, crystalline powder with a molecular weight of 317.29, is freely soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol, and practically insoluble in chloroform and in ether.
Injection ARAMINE* (Metaraminol Bitartrate, MADE is a sterile solution. Each mL contains:
equivalent to metaraminol ....................... 10 mg
Sodium chloride................. 4.4 mg
Water for Injection q.s. ad ..... 1 mL
Methylparaben 0.15%, propylparaben 0.02%, and sodium bisulfite 0.2% added as preservatives.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.