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Fenoldopam Mesylate Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

FENOLDOPAM is a vasodilator that relaxes blood vessels. It is used to reduce blood pressure in a hypertensive (high blood pressure) emergency, and during or after surgery. This medicine is not for long-term use.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • chest pain

  • dizziness

  • headache

  • palpitations

  • tingling feeling, especially in the hands or feet

  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • anxious feeling

  • back pain

  • flushing

  • nausea

  • pain at the site of injection

  • stomach pain

  • sweating

What may interact with this medicine?

  • diuretics

  • medicines for high blood pressure or heart disease, including beta-blockers like atenolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol, metoprolol

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to fenoldopam, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Last Review Date: 4/22/2009
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