Sodium nitrite Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of sodium nitrite may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

Applies to sodium nitrite: compounding powder, intravenous solution

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included syncope, hypotension, tachycardia, palpitations, and dysrhythmia.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.[Ref]

General

General side effects have included fatigue, weakness, and diaphoresis.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects have included methemoglobinemia.[Ref]

Local

Local side effects have included injection site tingling,[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included acidosis and cyanosis.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included generalized numbness and tingling, lightheadedness, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, seizures, confusion, and coma.[Ref]

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included anxiety.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included tachypnea and dyspnea.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Sodium Nitrite (sodium nitrite)." Hope Pharmaceuticals, Scottsdale, AZ.

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