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What do you do if your nitroglycerin is expired?

What do you do if your nitroglycerin is expired?

Buy more: Ntg is good for 6 months if kept in an air tight amber glass (light resistent) container. If it's opened, it's only good for 6 weeks. After that, it should be discarded and replaced with fresh ntg. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroglycerin (Definition)

Nitroglycerin dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more


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How does nitroglycerin work?

How does nitroglycerin work?

↑es NitricOxide ERF: Nitric Oxide, long called Endothelial Relaxing Factor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitric_oxide & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glyceryl_trinitrate) mostly relaxes veins thus ?ing blood return to both right & left heart, less so arteries, ?ing heart work load plus may relax heart artery spasm at narrowing: ?ing blood flow to heart muscle with ?blood flow from which pressure/discomfort is perceived ...Read more

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How do you take nitroglycerin?

How do you take nitroglycerin?

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. ...Read more

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What is nitroglycerin used for?

Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin is a potent venodilator and is used primarily for lowering cardiac and systemic blood pressure in treating angina pectoris. Sometimes it is used for esophageal spasm or some vasospastic events. ...Read more

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What is NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

Nitroquick (nitroglycerin): Nitroquick is a brand name for nitroglycerine. Nitroglycerine is an old drug we use for rapid sublingual effect on angina pectoris ...Read more

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Can you get high from nitroglycerin ?

No: If you take enough Nitroglycerin your blood pressure will drop and you are very likely to pass out. This can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you get a buzz from nitroglycerin?

Nothing good: The most common side effects are a pounding headache and dizziness/lightheadedness from low bp. Not recommended for recreation. ...Read more

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What does nitroglycerin do to the body?

Relax blood vessels: In the heart that can increase blood flow to stop an angina (chest pain) episode, but it also can produce side effects of low blood pressure (so take it sitting down) or headache. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Nitrolingual (Definition)

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Nitrogard (Definition)

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