Increases venous capacitance and reduces R, relieving pulmonary
congestion- decreasing intramyocardial wall tension and myocardial
oxygen requirements.

Dose: Pulmonary Edema or Ischemic chest pain; 1 to 3 mg slow IV over 1 to 5 min until desired effect achieved

Monitor for respiratory depression, hypotension, bradycardia, decreased LOC

Have Narcan available for reversal

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