- 0Apr 29, '04 by belladeliciousHey guys, I have to give nitropaste 2% 1" to the leg, tomorrow. I can't find it anywhere, I've looked in 2 drug books.
Can anyone help me? My teacher said I'll need to know why it's usually not given on the leg...
is there another name for this? That's what the MAR said word for word, and it always have 2 names for the drug. Can anyone help me find what I'm looking for? I must know everything about this drug tomorrow!
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- 0Apr 29, '04 by StitchieYes it dilates everything; it's main S/E's are hypotension, flushing and HA. It is used for chest pain, MI's etc to dilate coronary arteries and improve blood flow.
If it's used on the legs (where on the legs, exactly?) it's probably being used to improve circulation. If it's used on the lower legs the patient may have occlusive disease that the doc's are trying to treat medically before surgery.
Nitrobid, nitropaste, nitro SL, nitrospray, nitro 0.4mg etc., it's all the same thing in your drug book because it's all the same drug. Therefore all the interactions and indications are the same as with generic "nitroglycerin".
PS IV Tubing is always vented, and Nitro IV gets along with nothing.
- 0May 1, '04 by Marie_LPN, RNNitrobid provided the most info for me when i had to do my drugs and Nitropaste was one of them. Sometimes you can just type in "Nitropaste" on Yahoo or something and that'll provide you with information.Last edit by Marie_LPN, RN on May 1, '04 : Reason: There's no such thing as nitropasta
- 0May 1, '04 by suzanne4Nitropaste applied to the dorsum (top) of the foot helps with restoring circulation there, at least sometimes. I know of many docs that have ordered it as a trial before attempting surgery on a poor surgical risk. And I have seen results from it.
We also usd to put nitropaste on the thigh when patients would complain of headaches from it when on the chest. Works too!
Hope that this helps...............