To best participate in the care of your baby while he or she is in the NICU, carefully follow all instructions provided by your baby’s caregivers.
Follow your doctor’s instructions about any restrictions in feeding, medications, or activity after your baby has been treated with nitric oxide.
Since nitric oxide is given in a controlled medical setting by a healthcare professional, an overdose is not likely to occur. However, an overdose of nitric oxide is not expected to produce life-threatening symptoms.
Since nitric oxide is given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that your baby will miss a dose.
Nitric oxide causes few side effects, but your baby may have noisy breathing, blood in the urine, or possibly a collapsed lung. There is also a possibility that the baby will have breathing difficulties after the nitric oxide treatment is stopped.
These problems may require further treatment by health care professionals. Your baby will remain under constant supervision during treatment with nitric oxide.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Your baby’s caregivers will manage and monitor all medications given to your baby during treatment in the NICU. A drug interaction between nitric oxide and other medications is not expected to occur.
Do not give any medications to your baby that have not been prescribed by the baby’s doctor. This includes vitamins, minerals, or herbal products.
INOmax and nitric oxide
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