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Sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate is also known as: Nithiodote

Sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate Pregnancy Warnings

Both sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate have been formally assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. Sodium nitrite has caused fetal death in humans as well as animals. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Sodium nitrite-sodium thiosulfate are only recommended for use during pregnancy when there are no alternatives and benefit outweighs risk.

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Sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of sodium nitrite or sodium thiosulfate into human milk. Because sodium nitrite and sodium thiosulfate may be administered in life-threatening situations, breast-feeding is not a contraindication to its use. The manufacturer recommends caution be used when administering sodium nitrite- sodium thiosulfate to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Nithiodote (sodium nitrite-sodium thiosulfate)." Hope Pharmaceuticals, Scottsdale, AZ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Nithiodote (sodium nitrite-sodium thiosulfate)." Hope Pharmaceuticals, Scottsdale, AZ.

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