NITOSIDE 50 MG INJECTION

SKU: AH_CH_HBP_2299 Category:

Generic : Sodium Nitroprusside (50mg)

Treatment : Hypertensive Emergency ,  Acute Heart Failure

Pack size  : 1 Injection  Vial

Manufacturer : Neon Laboratories Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$2.50

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Nitoside 50mg Injection is a medicine used in the immediate treatment of hypertensive emergency (severely increased blood pressure) and acute heart failure. It brings about an immediate reduction in blood pressure and the workload of the heart.

Nitoside 50mg Injection is given as a drip into the vein under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor is the right person to decide the dose and duration, hence do not try to self-administered the injection at home. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is required while on treatment.

Decreased blood pressure (hypotension) may occur as a side effect of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding. It is also advisable to avoid medication like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment as it may cause a sudden lowering of blood pressure.

 

BENEFITS OF NITOSIDE INJECTION

In Hypertensive emergency

Nitoside 50mg Injection reduces stress on the heart by relaxing and widening the blood vessels. This makes it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body, thereby lowering your blood pressure. This medicine is injected into a vein under the supervision of a doctor. It is used for immediate reduction of very high blood pressure (hypertensive emergency). Controlled blood pressure reduces the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems.

In Acute Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body. Nitoside 50mg Injection makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and is, therefore, an effective treatment for heart failure.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective.

 

HOW TO USE NITOSIDE INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW NITOSIDE INJECTION WORKS

Nitoside 50mg Injection is a vasodilator. It works by relaxing the muscles in your blood vessels to help them widen and results in the lowering of blood pressure.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nitoside 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nitoside 50mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nitoside 50mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Nitoside 50mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitoside 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Nitoside 50mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Nitoside 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nitoside 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nitoside

  • Cyanide poisoning
  • Decreased blood pressure

FAQ's

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Q. What is Nitoside 50mg Injection used for?

Nitoside 50mg Injection belongs to a class of medicines known as vasodilators. It is used to decrease the blood pressure in emergency conditions where the blood pressure is extremely high (hypertensive crisis). It is also used to maintain low blood pressure during surgical procedures in a hospital setting.

Q. Why is Nitoside 50mg Injection wrapped in aluminum foil?

Nitoside 50mg Injection is wrapped in aluminum foil to protect it from light. This is because Nitoside 50mg Injection is very sensitive to light. The solution will degrade every 4 hours if left unprotected. On the contrary, covering it with aluminum foil makes it stable for around 24 hours.

Q. How does Nitoside 50mg Injection decrease blood pressure?

Nitoside 50mg Injection widens the blood vessels (arteries and veins) which provides a better and smooth path for the blood to flow. This reduces the pressure on the walls which results in effective and significant decrease in the blood pressure.

Q. What are the side effects of Nitoside 50mg Injection?

Nitoside 50mg Injection may cause side effects like low blood pressure and cyanide poisoning. Additionally, you may also notice abdominal pain, sweating, dizziness, headache, muscle twitching and nausea. However, these are usually not bothersome but if any of these side effects worry you or persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. Your doctor will suggest ways to manage or prevent these side effects.

Q. Why is Nitoside 50mg Injection protected from light?

Nitoside 50mg Injection is extremely sensitive to light. If left open, its chemical composition changes rapidly and the color may change from brown to blue or green. If left unprotected, 20% of the solution will deteriorate every 4 hours even in glass bottles. Therefore, it is necessary to prevent exposure of Nitoside 50mg Injection to any kind of light, especially fluorescent light.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 1 Injection * Vial

pack form  – Injection

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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