nitropaste???

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    Hey 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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    look under nitroglycerin paste or NitroBid. That is what it should be under. You can do an online search and find a vast amount of information on it also
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    Quote from duckboy20
    look under nitroglycerin paste or NitroBid. That is what it should be under. You can do an online search and find a vast amount of information on it also
    thankyou so much
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    Hmmm....Never heard of applying it to a leg before.
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    Probably put on the leg to help out with circulation. It is a venodilator, does the patient have circ problems in the legs?
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    Yes 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.
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    Nitropaste can also be applied to the leg to reduce the side effects of facial flushing and headache...:hatparty:
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    I learn so much from all of you! Wow! Some of these things I did not know! Thank you!
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    Nitrobid 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
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    Nitropaste 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...............


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