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Tridil (nitroglycerin injection)
Name/Class: Tridil (nitroglycerin injection) Vasodilator/Nitrate
Description: relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to the heart.
Indications: Nitroglycerin infusions are used to help relieve the pain associated with angina that does not respond to oral (by mouth) treatment; to control blood pressure; and to help treat congestive heart failure.
Contraindications: hypotension, uncorrected hypovolemia, increased intracranial pressure, constrictive pericarditis and pericardial tamponade
Precautions/side effects: headache, severe hypotension, reflex tachycardia
Dosage: 0.2 - 1.5 mcg/kg/minute