Also known as Natrecor
Nesiritide (Natrecor) is the recombinant form of the 32 amino acid human B-type natriuretic peptide, which is normally produced by the ventricular myocardium. Nesiritide works to facilitate cardiovascular fluid homeostasis through counterregulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldoesterone system, stimulating cyclic guanosine monophosphate, leading to smooth muscle cell relaxation.Source: Wikipedia
Patients are most commonly prescribed nesiritide to treat heart failure, shortness of breath, rabies, and pick disease.
Patients taking nesiritide most commonly experience side effects like headache, nausea, and increased heart rate.