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What should I know about INOmax before receiving it?

INOmax (nitric oxide gas) is used in the hospital to treat the dangerous condition hypoxic (low oxygen) respiratory failure, in which newborns cannot absorb enough oxygen. As a result, it is very important that treatment continue without interruption, as any sudden stop in treatment can lead to dangerous complications. Babies with a heart problem known as left ventricular dysfunction may not be able to receive this medication because of the risk of fluid build-up in their lungs and other problems.

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