Nitroprusside (Nipride)

Indications

  • Hypertension (see Hypertension, [[Hypertension]])
    • Hypertensive Emergency

Pharmacology

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  • Actions on Pulmonary Vascular Tone

Administration

  • IV: xxx

Adverse Effects

Pulmonary Adverse Effects

  • Hypoxemia (see Hypoxemia, [[Hypoxemia]]): due to direct action on pulmonary vascular tone, altering V/Q relationships
    • May exacerbate hypoxemia (particularly in ALI/ARDS)

Toxicologic Adverse Effects

Other Adverse Effects

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References

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