Classification Antianginal agent coronary vasodilator

See also Antianginal Drugs—Nitrates/Nitrites.

Action/Kinetics: Onset: 1-2 min; duration: 3-5 min (dose-dependent).

Uses: Hypertension associated with surgery (e.g., associated with ET intubation, skin incision, sternotomy, anesthesia, cardiac bypass, immediate postsurgical period). CHF associated with acute MI. Angina unresponsive to usual doses of organic nitrate or beta-adrenergic blocking agents. Cardiac-load reducing agent. Produce controlled hypotension during surgical procedures. Special Concerns: Dosage has not been established in children. How Supplied: Injection: 0.5 mg/mL, 5 mg/mL


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