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Sodium nitrite Side Effects

Applies to sodium nitrite: compounding powder, intravenous solution


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


Dermatologic side effects have included urticaria.[Ref]


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


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


Hematologic side effects have included methemoglobinemia.[Ref]


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


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 side effects have included anxiety.[Ref]


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


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

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.

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