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how long does nitroglycerin stay in your system

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 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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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil).
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Check : Please check with your doctor -- this thing can recur!
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Nitroglycerin: It dilates veins decreasing the blood return to the heart and unloading the ventricles. To a lesser extent it dilates arteries. These effects decrease ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Under tongue: Usually it is placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. It can be given intravenously or by a patch placed on the skin.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin is a potent venodilator and is used primarily for lowering cardiac and systemic blood pressure in treating angina pectoris. Sometimes it ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Nitroquick (nitroglycerin): Nitroquick is a brand name for nitroglycerine. Nitroglycerine is an old drug we use for rapid sublingual effect on angina pectoris
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No but some people like the transient flushed feeling, although it can cause a nasty headache and lower your blood pressure too much.

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