protamine sulfate

January 2007
Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 10th edition;2007, p1005
The article presents information on protamine sulfate, an anti-heparin and antidote for the acute management of severe heparin overdose. The drug is used in neutralizing heparin received during dialysis, cardiopulmonary bypass and other procedures. Some of its adverse reactions or side effects include dyspnea, bradycardia, flushing, back pain and hypersensitivity reactions.


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