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Natrecor

What is Natrecor

Natrecor causes the relaxation and enlargement of blood vessels which lowers blood pressure, especially in the blood vessels in the lungs and heart.

Natrecor is used to improve shortness of breath due to congestive heart failure (CHF).

Natrecor may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

General medical information about Natrecor

Natrecor should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the management of acute congestive heart failure (CHF).

What you should discuss with your doctor before using Natrecor

Natrecor should not be used by people with:
- low blood pressure;
- low heart filling pressures;
- cardiogenic shock;
- valvular stenosis;
- restrictive or obstructive heart enlargement;
- inflammation around the heart;
- certain irregular heartbeats; or
- kidney disease.

Talk to your doctor before using Natrecor if you have any of the conditions listed above.

Natrecor is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Natrecor will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Natrecor without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Natrecor passes into breast milk. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should you use Natrecor

Natrecor should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the management of acute congestive heart failure (CHF).

Your doctor will determine the correct amount and frequency of treatment with Natrecor depending upon your condition and other factors. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment schedule.

Your healthcare provider will store Natrecor as directed by the manufacturer.

If you miss a dose:

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of Natrecor.

What happens if you overdose:

If for any reason an overdose of Natrecor is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Symptoms of a Natrecor overdose are not known but excessively low blood pressure would be expected.

What should you avoid while using Natrecor

There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity during treatment with Natrecor unless your doctor directs otherwise.

Possible side effects of Natrecor

If you experience any of the following serious side effects from Natrecor, notify your doctor immediately:
- an allergic reaction (including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
- fainting, dizziness, chest pain, increased heart rate, or anxiety shortly following an injection; or
- slow or irregular heartbeats.

Other less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Talk to your doctor if you experience
- nausea or vomiting;
- insomnia;
- headache; or
- abdominal or back pain.

Other side effects have also been reported. Discuss with your doctor any side effect that occurs during treatment with Natrecor.

What other drugs will affect Natrecor

Because other medications may interact with Natrecor, tell to your doctor about any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, that you take before beginning treatment with Natrecor.

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