Nesiritide relaxes and dilates blood vessels, lowering blood pressure.

Nesiritide is used to improve breathing in people with congestive heart failure (CHF).

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  • Natrecor
  • More common
    Low blood pressure
    Less common
    Bluish lips or skin
    chest pain, tightness, or discomfort
    cool, clammy skin
    difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath
    dizziness
    fainting
    lightheadedness
    fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Some nesiritide side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common
    Headache
    Less common
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    anxiety
    back pain
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings on the skin
    change in vision
    confusion
    coughing or spitting up blood
    fever
    increased cough
    itching skin
    leg cramps
    nausea
    pain or irritation at the injection site
    pale skin, unusual bleeding or bruising
    rash
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    sleeplessness
    sweating
    trembling or shakiness
    vomiting
  • (intravenous powder for injection)