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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




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