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Natrecor

NATRECOR®
(nesiritide)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

NATRECOR® (nesiritide) is a sterile, purified preparation of human B-type natriuretic peptide (hBNP), and is manufactured from E. coli using recombinant DNA technology. Nesiritide has a molecular weight of 3464 g/mol and an empirical formula of C143H244N50O42S4. Nesiritide has the same 32 amino acid sequence as the endogenous peptide, which is produced by the ventricular myocardium.

NATRECOR® (nesiritide) amino acid sequence - Illustration

NATRECOR® is formulated as the citrate salt of rhBNP, and is provided in a sterile, single-use vial. Each 1.5 mg vial contains a white- to off-white lyophilized powder for intravenous (IV) administration after reconstitution. The quantitative composition of the lyophilized drug per vial is: nesiritide 1.58 mg, citric acid monohydrate 2.1 mg, mannitol 20.0 mg, and sodium citrate dihydrate 2.94 mg.

What are the possible side effects of nesiritide (Natrecor)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • dizziness, chest pain, fast heart rate, or confusion shortly after you receive nesiritide;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • coughing up blood; or
  • fever, pale skin, easy bruising, unusual weakness.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • pain, itching, or swelling where the IV needle was...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 9/4/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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