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Can you tell me how gtn aka glyceryl trinitrate cause headache?

Can you tell me how gtn aka glyceryl trinitrate cause headache?

Dilatation of vessel: All nitroglycerin forms are vasodilators of vessels of the body, including the brain. When there is vaso dilatation of brain vessels, headaches happen. Depending of NTG forms they may last for minutes to hours and they are uncomfortable but not dangerous ...Read more

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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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Is it normal when using glyceryl trinitrate for patella tendonosis for it to hurt when its applied and make the knee more sore after exercise?

Is it normal when using glyceryl trinitrate for patella tendonosis for it to hurt when its applied and make the knee more sore after exercise?

Side effects for: Glyceryl trinitrate that have been reported include burning sensation, rash, swelling (if patch is used). Increased soreness after exercise may be due to overuse since there is less pain. Perhaps an alternate formulation (spray or ointment) might eliminate burning. Be aware of many precautions since this drug is indicated for heart conditions; treating tendinosis is off-label use. ...Read more

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If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

If Each 5 ml contains:50mg glyceryl guaiacolate,50mgpotassium citrate,1.5mg terbutaline sulphate,14mg diphenhydramine hydrochloride.Safe for pregnancy?

Depends: The most susceptible time for the fetus is during the 1st trimester. After that, most allergy medication or cough medications are likely safe. Diphenhydramine has been associated with a slightly higher risk to develop cleft palate when used in the 1st trimester although the incidence is still very low. ...Read more

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What is NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

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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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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What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

Nitroglycerine: Nitrostat is short acting nitroglycerineNitrostat & is a powerful vasodilator & is frequently used for an final relief. ...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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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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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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What is nitroglycerin paste used for?

What is nitroglycerin paste used for?

Chest pain: Nitroglycerin is a medication used to treat angina (chest pain) and can be used in a pill, spray, patch or paste form. ...Read more

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