Side effect(s) of Sodium Nitroprusside

Read the side effects of Sodium Nitroprusside as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious Effects - Thiocyanate toxicity, cyanide toxicity and increased intracranial pressure.

Most Common - Abdominal pain, apprehension, diaphoresis, dizziness, headache, muscle twitching, nausea, palpitations, restlessness and retching.

Heart - Slow or fast heart rate and electrocardiographic changes.

Skin - Rash.

Metabolic - Underactive thyroid.

Gastrointestinal - Ileus.

Blood - Decreased platelet aggregation.

Central Nervous System - Stroke.

Miscellaneous - Flushing, venous streaking, irritation at the infusion site.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.
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