Amyl nitrite/sodium nitrite/sodium thiosulfate (Injection)

How to Use This Medicine

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  • Your doctor will prescribe your dose and schedule. This medicine is given through a needle placed in a vein.
  • A nurse or other health provider will give you this medicine.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Introduction

Treats cyanide poisoning.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

Because cyanide poisoning can be life-threatening, there is no reason not to use this medicine to treat it.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Bluish-colored skin, lips, or nails.
  • Fainting.
  • Vomiting.
  • Weak pulse, cold or clammy skin, or sweating.

Brand Name(s)

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Review Date: March 4, 2014
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