Brand name: Nitroprusside (EMC) TM
Active ingredients: nitroprusside
What it is used for
Sodium Nitroprusside concentrated injection is indicated for: ,1. Immediate reduction of blood pressure in patients with hypertensive crises. Concomitant oral antihypertensive medication should be started while the hypertensive emergency is being brought under control with sodium nitroprusside. ,2. Producing controlled hypotension during anaesthesia in order to reduce bleeding in surgical procedures where surgeon and anaesthetist deem it appropriate. ,3. Short term therapy of cardiac failure, to enhance cardiac output and lower myocardial oxygen requirements. Patients should be commenced on oral therapy as soon as possible.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Store in Original Container
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Clear, reddish brown coloured solution, essentially free from visible particles.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient nitroprusside
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems