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how long do nitroglycerin headaches last

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
20 years experience Cardiology
Vasodilates: Nitroglycerin relaxes the smooth muscles in your arteries increases the blood flow to the brain therefore causing headache.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Is one of the: Common problem with that medication , try a smaller dose with coffee , if it is not helping you , seek alternative therapy ( including surgery ) ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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NTG Headache: If you have no contraindication, take acetaminophen. Try 650 mg first dose. See how it works. Can take 1000 mg as a dose. Do not exceed 4000 mg pe ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Nitrates will all: cause this vasoreactive response. Perhaps your health care provider could adjust your maintenance therapy (beta and calcium blockers) so that you won' ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
43 years experience Cardiology
Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Dilatation of vessel: All nitroglycerin forms are vasodilators of vessels of the body, including the brain. When there is vaso dilatation of brain vessels, headaches happen ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: I have patients who have been taking nitrates for over 30 years. I have no reason to believe that there is any safety issue with long term use of thes ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Check : Please check with your doctor -- this thing can recur!
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
42 years experience Anesthesiology
More systemic effect: The Nitroglycerin ointment is applied for its local effects. Imdur taken orally would have more systemic effects such as lowering blood pressure and ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Diagnosis?: U say that ur Heart MD (presumably a Cardiologist) "cleared" you. What does that mean? What is the diagnosis? Do you have Prinzmetal's angina (ie coro ... Read More

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