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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
↑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
Other antianginals: Nitroglycerin is used to treat angina, or pain related to lack of oxygen to heart muscle. Other medications include beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and a medication called ranexa (ranolazine). Only Nitroglycerin is fast-acting and used on an as-needed basis. ...Read more
Angina: Ntg is given to people with known or suspected angina for rapid relief of chest pain resulting from inadequate circulation in the heart. If taken as prescribed, it is a relatively safe medicine that is commonly used throughout the world over the last 6 decades to treat angina (pain from the heart due to "blockage".). ...Read more
Angina aka ChestPain:
Nitrostat is a sublingual compressed nitroglycerin tablet that contains 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, or 0.6 mg nitroglycerin.
This is used frequently by patients that undergo chest pain usually secondary to ischemia. Ischemia refers to an unbalance between oxygen demand and supply caused by possible stenosis.
Nitrostat dilates vessels, leading to improved blood flow and decreased chest pain. ...Read more
Yes: Nitroglycerin is a potent vein dilator and a large amount of Nitroglycerin can dilate the veins enough to profoundly lower someone's blood pressure to the point of cardiovascular collapse and death. That is the reason that medications such as viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis are strictly prohibited in patients taking nitroglycerin. ...Read more
No drug is similar to ntg but there are several ways of delivering it: sublingual (under the tongue in pills or spray), transdernally (through the skin via paste or patches), by mouth and even iv.
Each way has different brands and dosages and each one has a different need/use. ...Read more
Various effects.: A nitroglycerin (NTG) overdose may lead to headache, flushing, low blood pressure, and increased heart rate. Death from nitroglycerin overdose is highly unlikely. If you or someone you know think you are experiencing these symptoms mildly as a result of NTG and think you/theyve taken too much, call 800.222.1222 for advice. If you ever have serious concerns about how youre feeling, call 911. ...Read more
No sub: There's no substitute for short acting nitroglycerin. Amyl nitrate is similar but used as a provocative (testing agent) and isn't useful for treating angina. Isosorbide dintrate and Isosorbide Mononitrate are long acting forms of nitrate used as prophylaxis for angina but not to treat it. ...Read more
Nitroglycerin : Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) is a fast acting Nitroglycerin which 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 your doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more
Depends: Most medications will still have some effectiveness for a few months after the expiration date however this varies. This is true of ntg patches as well. It would be best, however, not to rely on outdated medications and get a new prescription. ...Read more
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 when you are dehydrated or otherwise vasodilated, similar things can happen. Nitroglycerine is a serious medication. ...Read more
Nitrostat (nitroglycerin): I instruct patients if they get chest pain, they should sit down and rest. If the pain does not go away then take a nitro under your tongue wait 5 minutes if the pain is not gone you can take another nitro, wait 5 minutes if you take the third nitro then you should go to the er. So unless directly instructed by your physician you should follow these guidelines. ...Read more
One: It is usually recommended to take one nitro tab under the tongue for chest pain (angina) and repeat at five minute intervals x 2 if pain persists. If pain is not resolved medical evaluation is recommended. Nitro is available in 3 different strengths and a stronger dose may be more effective. There are other meds to prevent chest pains. Taking several nitros at once could lower BP & cause fainting. ...Read more