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nitroglycerin overdose in children

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Nahhas
Specializes in Cardiology
Low blood pressure: This is the most serious side effect from overdose. Headache is common but could happen even with standard dose

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Nitroglycerin: Can cause the blood pressure to drop so laying down with head down feet up higher than the heart and fluids.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms, BP: Excessive nitroglycerin typically lowers your blood pressure so you might feel dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or rapid heart rate. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Rarely: You are more likely to end up turning blue and getting the worst headache of your life. Deaths in this setting are uncommon. Among physically healthy ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Not used: As nitroglycerine is used to treat chest pain related to coronary artery disease, it is not usually used in children. As in the adult, it would transi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Massive headache: And hypotension possible.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Nitroglycerine pills: If you overdose on nitroglycerine pills, your blood pressure will drop precipitously and you might pass out and or worse. If you take nitroglycerine w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Of course: You can overdose on any medicine. (even water). One would be too many if you don't need them.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
27 years experience Cardiology
Nothing good: The most common side effects are a pounding headache and dizziness/lightheadedness from low bp. Not recommended for recreation.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Dilates blood vessel: It dilates blood vessels temporarily. If it dilates coronary ateries it can stop an episode of chest pain. Jf it dilates arteries in the brain it ca ... Read More

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