Vomiting, Weakness, Headache, Rebound effect, Cyanide intoxication, Dizziness, Drug ineffective, Infusion site pain, Thiocyanate intoxication, Tachyphylaxis, Nausea, Increased angina symptoms, Itching, Infusion site reaction, Arterial hypotension (low blood pressure), Skin redness, Tachycardia, Decreased blood pressure
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is nitroprusside a nitrate?
Yes, nitroprusside is a nitrate
Q. Is nitroprusside an inotrope/ vasodilator?
Nitroprusside is a vasodilator
Q. Is nitroprusside the same as nitroglycerin?
Nitroprusside and nitroglycerine are two different drugs with the same mechanism of action
Q. Why nitroprusside is protected from light?
Nitroprusside is photosensitive and therefore it must be protected from light
Q. Does nitroprusside increased SVR (systemic vascular resistance)?
Nitroprusside is known to relax the peripheral smooth muscles and therefore reduce SVR
Q. Does nitroprusside reduce afterload?
Yes, nitroprusside reduces afterload.