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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

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?

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

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What is an alternative for nitroglycerin?

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

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When is nitroglycerin given for diseases?

When is nitroglycerin given for diseases?

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

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What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

Nitroglycerine: Nitrostat is short acting nitroglycerineNitrostat & is a powerful vasodilator & is frequently used for a final relief. ...Read more

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Can an overdose of nitroglycerin cause death?

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 people who have made serious attempts on their lives, 99% are pleased, one year later, that they failed. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: nitroglycerin?

Please describe the medication: nitroglycerin?

Nitroglycerin : 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 your doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more

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Who should not use NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): A significant list at : http://www.drugs.com/disease-interactions/nitroglycerin,nitroquick.html

Get a more detailed answer ›
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What effects does nitroglycerin have on children?

What effects does nitroglycerin have on children?

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 transiently lower the blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why might someone need nitrostat (nitroglycerin)?

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

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Can overdosage of oral nitroglycerin cause death?

Can overdosage of oral nitroglycerin cause death?

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

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What are 2 drugs that are similar to nitroglycerin?

None: 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

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What happens if a person overdoses on nitroglycerin?

What happens if a person overdoses on nitroglycerin?

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/they’ve taken too much, call 800.222.1222 for advice. If you ever have serious concerns about how you’re feeling, call 911. ...Read more

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Can you tell me 2 drugs that are similar to nitroglycerin?

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

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Please describe the medication: nitroquick (nitroglycerin)?

Please describe the medication: nitroquick (nitroglycerin)?

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

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Can i still use nitroglycerin patches after expiration date?

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

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on nitroglycerin pills?

Can it be possible for you to overdose on nitroglycerin pills?

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

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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

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

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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take at one time?

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

Dr. James Chapman
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Nitrolingual (Definition)

Nitrolingual is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroquick (Definition)

NitroQuick is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more