Amyl Nitrate

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dunks406
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Amyl Nitrate
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2010-05-20 23:14:30
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Amyl Nitrate
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  1. Class
    Nitrate
  2. Pharmacology and Action
    • - Vasodilator and smooth muscle relaxant
    • - Converts hemoglobin to methemoglobin
  3. Indications
    Cyanide poisoning (bitter almond smell to breath)
  4. Contraindications
    None when used to manage a acute cyanide poisoning
  5. Precautions and Side Effects
    • Headache / Dizziness
    • Orthostatic V/S changes
    • Syncope
    • Tachycardia
    • N/V
  6. Dosage (Adult and Pedi)
    0.3 mL ampule crushed every minute and inhaled for 15-30 seconds

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