HOW DO CYANIDE ANTIDOTES WORK?
- Structural fires
- Industrial exposures
- Medical exposures such as sodium nitroprusside
- Certain foods
- Domestic fires
- Hypoxia (a condition where not enough oxygen reaches the cells and tissues in the body)
- Depletion of energy
- Metabolic acidosis (a condition in which there is excess acid in the body fluids)
Cyanide poisoning can result in:
- General weakness
- Bizarre behavior
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
- Excessive sleepiness
HOW ARE CYANIDE ANTIDOTES USED?
Cyanide antidotes are mainly used to treat cyanide poisoning. Other uses of cyanide antidotes include:
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF CYANIDE ANTIDOTES?
Cyanide antidotes can cause the following side effects:
- Low blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Vasodilation (dilated blood vessels)
- Abdominal discomfort
- Dry throat
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.