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Inomax Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is nitric oxide (Inomax)?
- What are the possible side effects of nitric oxide (Inomax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nitric oxide (Inomax)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before my child receives nitric oxide (Inomax)?
- How is nitric oxide given (Inomax)?
- What happens if a dose is missed (Inomax)?
- What happens if an overdose is given (Inomax)?
- What should be avoided after receiving nitric oxide (Inomax)?
- What other drugs will affect nitric oxide (Inomax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before my child receives nitric oxide (Inomax)?
To best participate in the care of your baby while he or she is in the NICU, carefully follow all instructions provided by your baby's caregivers.
How is nitric oxide given (Inomax)?
Nitric oxide is inhaled into the baby's lungs through the mouth or nose. Your baby will receive this medication in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or similar hospital setting.
Your baby may also be using a breathing tube connected to a ventilator (a machine that moves air in and out of the lungs to help your baby breathe easier and get enough oxygen).
Nitric oxide is usually given for up to 14 days. You baby may need to be weaned off this medication slowly, using less and less before treatment is stopped completely.
Your baby's breathing, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and other vital signs will be watched closely during treatment with nitric oxide.
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