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Nitropress Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
- What are the possible side effects of nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
- How is nitroprusside given (Nitropress)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nitropress)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nitropress)?
- What should I avoid after receiving nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
- What other drugs will affect nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nitropress)?
Since nitroprusside is given as needed by a healthcare professional, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nitropress)?
Tell your caregivers at once if you think you have received too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, rapid breathing, fast or pounding heartbeat, and feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid after receiving nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, activity, or other medications.
What other drugs will affect nitroprusside (Nitropress)?
Tell your doctor if you take any type of blood pressure medication.
There may be other drugs that can interact with nitroprusside. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about nitroprusside.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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