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Nitroprusside

Also known as Nitropress

Sodium nitroprusside is the inorganic compound with the formula Na2·2H2O. This red-coloured salt, which is often abbreviated SNP, is a potent vasodilator. The sodium salt dissolves in water and to a lesser extent in ethanol to give solutions containing the dianion 2−.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed nitroprusside to treat diabetes, rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.

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