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Dr. Robert Andtbacka
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Nitroprusside (Definition)

Nitroprusside sodium is a blood pressure agent which is a ...Read more


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What is an alternative for nitroprusside?

What is an alternative for nitroprusside?

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

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What can be an alternative to nitroprusside?

What can be an alternative to nitroprusside?

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

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What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) used for?

Nitroprusside/niprid: In the us, nipride (nitroprusside) is indicated for lowering blood pressure in cases of hypertensive crisis, for acute congestive heart failure, & for lowering blood pressure to decrease bleeding. In other countries it has additional indications for use. ...Read more

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What is the significance of the sodium nitroprusside test?

What is the significance of the sodium nitroprusside test?

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

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What is nipride (nitroprusside) drip?

What is nipride (nitroprusside) drip?

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

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What are the affects of nitroprusside used in conjunction with dobutamine?

What are the affects of nitroprusside used in conjunction with dobutamine?

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 doesn't 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 more

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My physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?

My physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?

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

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How can I prepare10 mm solution of sodium nitroprusside was prepared in distilled water.?

How can I prepare10 mm solution of sodium nitroprusside was prepared in distilled water.?

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

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What number of milligrams of nipride (nitroprusside) per hour is the patient receiving?

What number of milligrams of nipride (nitroprusside) per hour is the patient receiving?

Nitroprusside: Nipride (nitroprusside) is a drug we restrict to critical care administration in most cases. The drug dose is titrated to hemodynamic parameters specific for the patient so different patients will receive different dose rate. ...Read more

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Nitroprusside, can it cause a false positive for stimulants when and administered intravenously?

Nitroprusside, can it cause a false positive for stimulants when and administered intravenously?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Nitroprusside sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nitroprusside sodium allergy?

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

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A hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?

A hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside). Is that only iv?

Yes: Yes. Nipride (nitroprusside) is an IV-only nitrate medicine for acute hypertensive urgency. There are other nitrates available in tablet form for maintenance of hypertension. ...Read more

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What to do if a hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside) 3 mcg/kg/minute, iv. To administer, ?

What to do if a hypertensive patient weigh 165 lbs. His physician prescribed nipride (nitroprusside) 3 mcg/kg/minute, iv. To administer, ?

In patient?: That medication is usually given as an inpatient and with high blood pressure that is very high and with end organ damage is never prescribes an outpatient. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more