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
tingling feeling, especially in the hands or feet
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
pain at the site of injection
What may interact with this medicine?
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
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 17, 2018