Directory of Drugs: Natrecor® - nesiritide
Brand Name: Natrecor®
What is Natrecor used for?
Natrecor is used to treat patients with congestive heart failure who have shortness of breath at rest or with a small amount of activity. Natrecor has not been studied in children.
Who should not be treated with Natrecor?
Natrecor should not be given as the main treatment for patients with:
Do not use Natrecor if you are allergic to nesiritide or to any of the other ingredients in Natrecor.
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take a certain blood pressure medicine called an ACE inhibitor.
What are some possible side effects of Natrecor? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Natrecor. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
The most common side effect with Natrecor is low blood pressure.
Posted: 11/22/2002; updated 4/16/2007
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