Lowers blood pressure and treats severe congestive heart failure. Also reduces bleeding during surgery.
Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Extreme weakness, tiredness, or confusion.
Fast or slow heartbeat, chest pain.
Lightheadedness or fainting.
Pale skin, pale lip color.
Rapid breathing, trouble breathing, nausea or vomiting.
Severe stomach pain or constipation.
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to sodium nitroprusside.
You should not receive this medicine if you have certain medical conditions.
Your doctor will determine if this medicine is right for you.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have anemia, kidney disease, or liver disease.
Tell your doctor if you have any medical problem that causes increased pressure in your head.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are planning for any surgery.
Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.
This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
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or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
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discontinuing any course of treatment.