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Name/Class: SODIUM NITRATE Antidote cyanide poisoning adjunct
Description: Reacts with hemoglobin to form methemoglobin, which reacts with cyanide and chemically binds with it to prevent toxic effect.
Indications: Cyanide poisoning
Contraindications: None in the emergency setting
Precautions/Side Effects: Hypotension, tachycardia, fainting, nausea, vomiting
Dosage/Route: 300 mg (10 mL of a 3% solutions) slow IV push over 5 minutes or dilute 300 mg in 100 mL of saline and infuse slowly