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Sodium Nitrite

In the US, Sodium Nitrite (sodium nitrite/sodium thiosulfate systemic) is a member of the drug class antidotes and is used to treat Cyanide Poisoning.

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Therapeutic Categories



Chemical Name

Nitrous acid, sodium salt (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Natrii nitris (Latin)
  • Natrium nitrit (German)
  • Nitrite de sodium (French)

Generic Names

  • Natriumnitrit (OS: IUPAC)
  • CCRIS 559 (IS)
  • Erinitrit (IS)
  • Filmerine (IS)
  • HSDB 757 (IS)
  • Salpetrigsaures Natrium (IS)
  • Synfat 1004 (IS)
  • Natrii nitris (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Natriumnitrit (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium nitrite (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Nitrite (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)

Brand Names


IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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