Por-8 is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ornipressin. On this page you will find out more about Por-8, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: ornipressin
Information for medicine and pack size:
Por-8 5 units/mL injection solution, 5 x 1 mL ampoules
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Local administration: to induce ischaemia and haemostasis at the site of an operation in various types of surgery where bleeding is a problem Plastic Surgery: Hair transplants, meloplasty, otoplasty, skin grafts, resection of tumours etc Obstetrics/Gynaecology: Vaginal repair, vaginal hysterectomy, cone biopsy of cervix, episiotomy, myomectomy. ENT Surgery: Tonsillectomy, submucous resection of septum, myringoplasty etc. Other types of surgery: Neurosurgery, orofacial surgery, surgery of head and neck, abdominal and rectal surgery, care of burns (excision of eschar).
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Clear, colourless solution|
|Dosage Form||Injection, solution|
|Route of administration||Infiltration|
5 x 1mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Do not Freeze|
|Life time||5 Years|
Pack type 2
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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