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General Information on Nesiritide

Generic Name : Nesiritide

Pronunciation : ni-SIR-i-tide

Latest prescription information about Nesiritide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52 | Therapeutic Classification : Cardiovascular Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nesiritide

International- Natrecor.

Why is Nesiritide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is the recombinant form of natriuretic peptide, prescribed for congestive heart failure, which improves breathing.  It works by allowing blood vessels to relax.

When should Nesiritide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with cardiogenic shock (poor blood circulation), low blood pressure and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Nesiritide?

Adult: IV- The recommended dose is 2 mcg/kg followed by a continuous infusion of 0.01 mcg/kg/min.

How should Nesiritide be taken?

It comes as a powder for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nesiritide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, low blood pressure, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Monitor blood pressure, heart function regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Nesiritide?

  Body as a Whole: Headache, abdominal pain and back pain.
  Heart: Low blood pressure, fast/slow heart rate and chest pain.
  Central Nervous System: Sleeplessness, dizziness, drowsiness and anxiety.
  Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Nesiritide?

Administration via Intramuscular or subcutaneous route is not recommended.

What are the storage conditions for Nesiritide?

Store it at controlled room temperature (25C) and protect from light.

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