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Nitrite
Mechanism of Action
Induces low levels of methemoglobinemia, which in turn binds cyanide
Onset / Duration
Immediate
Indications
First line treatment for patients with significant cyanide, cyanogenic compound, or sulfide poisoning
Contraindications
Hypotension, carbon monoxide poisoning
Side Effects
Headache, hypotension
Dosage
1 ampule inhaled for 30 seconds out of each minute; change ampule every 3 minutes.