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Nitroprusside: We use nitroprusside in emergent conditions when we need to rapidly decrease peripheral vascular resistance. Although there are other options, for those acute emergent hemodynamic situations for which we need nitroprusside, there are no alternatives as controllable as nitroprusside. ...Read more
Various: If you are talking ICU treatment for hypertension, IV nitroglycerin, IV hydralazine, IV ACE, sublingual clonidine, among others. In the cath lab, nitroprusside may be injected directly into the coronary artery for slow or no flow in the artery during an intervention. In that setting, adenosine or various calcium channel blockers are alternatives. ...Read more
To test Cystinuria: Cystinuria is an autosomal recessive disease, which means one needs two copies of the defective gene (one inherited from each parent who are asympto) are needed to be born w the disease. It causes cysteine crystals to form & kidney stones & causes kidney disease & Pain. Adding Nitroprusside to a baby's urine turns dark if cysteine is present in high concentration. If + cystinuria can be treated. ...Read more
Nitroprusside: Nipride is nitroprusside a vasodilator (means open up blood vessels) which is used to lower blood pressure. It is given intravenously(through the veins) and is usually used in severe hypertensive(high blood pressure) situations. It needs to be closely monitored as it can at times lower blood pressure too much. ...Read more
Depends on dosing: Dobutamine is an agent that helps the weak heart pump better by stimulating beta receptors in the heart. At lower doses it doesnt affect the blood vessels but higher doses it can also lower the tone of the ateries and makes it easier for the heart to pump. This tone is aka systemic vascular resistence. By lowering the svr the cariac out put will increase. Nipride (nitroprusside) has no beta stim effects only svr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nipride (nitroprusside): Nipride is the trade name for nitroprusside which is a medication given only in an ICU with close observation. It is given only IV for severe uncontrollable hypertension. The brand name Nipride has been discontinued. You may be mixing up the name with something else. ...Read more
RU an RN?: If you're a nurse, the pharmacy will assist you. If you're not, you shouldn't be doing this at home! ...Read more
No: There are certain medications that can cause false positives on drug screens, but nitroprusside is not one of them. If positive on a screen, there would be more detailed testing done. The "false positive" would be explained -- or confirmed as a "true positive.". ...Read more
Drug reaction: An allergy to nitroprusside could be as mild as a mild rash or as severe as difficulty breathing as well as other adverse effects. In addition to allergy are the potential toxicities, including severely reduced blood pressure as well as cyanide toxicity. The drug should be used only by those who are trained to manage life-threatening hypertensive emergencies and those with severe heart failure. ...Read more
A hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?
What to do if a hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside) 3 mcg/kg/minute, iv. To administer, ?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
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