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Nitroglycerin overdose in children

A 33-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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Nitroglycerin: Can cause the blood pressure to drop so laying down with head down feet up higher than the heart and fluids.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Massive headache: And hypotension possible.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Of course: You can overdose on any medicine. (even water). One would be too many if you don't need them.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Nothing good: The most common side effects are a pounding headache and dizziness/lightheadedness from low bp. Not recommended for recreation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
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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