Nesiritide treats patients with severe heart failure who have trouble breathing. Can cause low blood pressure.
Nesiritide is a prescription medication used to treat patients with severe heart failure who have trouble breathing. Nesiritide belongs to a group of drugs called vasodilators. These work by relaxing blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload.
Nesiritide is available in an injectable form that is given directly into a vein (IV) by a healthcare professional.
Common side effects of nesiritide include low blood pressure, nausea, headache, and back pain.
Nesiritide can also cause dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how nesiritide affects you.
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Uses of Nesiritide
Nesiritide is a prescription medication used to treat patients with severe heart failure who have trouble breathing.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Nesiritide Brand Names
Nesiritide may be found in some form under the following brand names:
Nesiritide Drug Class
Nesiritide is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Nesiritide
Serious side effects have been reported with nesiritide. See the "Drug Precautions" section.
Common side effects of nesiritide include the following:
- low blood pressure
- back pain
This is not a complete list of nesiritide side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.