Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Thiosulfate, and Amyl Nitrite
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Thiosulfate, and Amyl Nitrite?

(SOW dee um NYE trite, SOW dee um thye oh SUL fate, & AM il NYE trite)

• This medicine is used to treat cyanide poisoning.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over several minutes from sitting or lying position. Be careful climbing.

• Flushing.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough;...

 
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