... NITROPRUSSIDE (Nitropress®) is a vasodilator that relaxes blood vessels. It reduces blood pressure, increases the blood and oxygen supply to the heart, and decreases the workload on the heart. Nitroprusside helps to reduce blood pressure in a hypertensive (high blood pressure) emergency, and helps to lower the blood pressure during surgery to prevent excessive bleeding. Nitroprusside is not for long-term use. Generic nitroprusside injections are available. ...
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Sodium nitroprusside Systematic (IUPAC) name disodium; iron; oxoazanide; pentacyanide Identifiers CAS number 13755-38-9 ATC code C02DD01 PubChem 26256 DrugBank APRD01143 Chemical data Formula Na2Fe(CN)5NO Mol. weight 261.918 g/mol Pharmacokinetic data Bioavailability  ? Metabolism  ? Half life 2 minutes (metabolites: several days) Excretion  ? Therapeutic considerations Pregnancy cat. ? Legal status Routes  ? Sodium nitro ...
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