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How Long Do Nitroglycerin Headaches Last
Getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. Does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?
What can ease a nitroglycerin headache taken by heart patient in response to pain? Aspirin is part of daily meds; not allowed to take advil (ibuprofen).
Whenever I take nitroglycerines for angina I get terrible headaches with vomiting and fever which lasts for about 24 hours. Is there an alternative I c?
Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil). ...Read more
Is it safe to take Nitrates (Imdur) QD & Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) PRN long-term. I don't need additional questions, I can't answer. Can you please just answer my? 's
Yes: I have patients who have been taking nitrates for over 30 years. I have no reason to believe that there is any safety issue with long term use of these medications. ...Read more
No longer have pain or bleeding of fissure. How long should I continue nitroglycerin & stool softner to ensure it's completely healed and no relapse?
Check: Please check with your doctor -- this thing can recur! ...Read more
I have chest pain. Cleared by Heart MD. ALL other system R/O. Put on Imdur ER and Nitrostat (nitroglycerin). They are only things that help. Is ok to take long term?
Diagnosis?: U say that ur Heart MD (presumably a Cardiologist) "cleared" you. What does that mean? What is the diagnosis? Do you have Prinzmetal's angina (ie coronary artery spasm with no blockage)? Is it Diffuse Esophageal Spasm, which mimics chest pain? In pts with heart disease (CAD), being on long-term nitrates increase mortality; however, u r young (23) & probably don't have CAD. Again, ask ur "heart MD" ...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
2 in row: If 2 in a row don't work you can take a third and call 911. ...Read more
Would not reccomend: In the heart Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) works by dilating blood vessels and improving blood flow. I can see why you might think this is a good idea in stroke but it is not. By rapidly dropping blood pressure (since the dilatation effect is not restricted to the heart) this would likely result in less blood flow to the brain overall which is what you usually do not want. Best bet, get to a hospital asap. ...Read more
Dilates vessels: It dilates blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. Burning under the tongue and headache are normal for new users. Esophageal smooth muscle is also affected so relief of pain is not specific for heart disease. Effects occur 2-3 minutes after a sublingual dose and last 20-30 minutes. Gi pain often requires 2 or 3 nitros for full relief. ...Read more
Adequate vitals: Nitro can be given in patient stable to receive it and not presenting with a contraindication. Nitro should not be given to someone with low blood pressure, severe anemia or low heart rate. Also not to patients who have a heart attack felt to have damaged the right ventricle because using Nitroglycerin in this case can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure. Not with certain meds or rarities ...Read more
Try to avoid this: Potentially ntg can drop the blood pressure which is the last thing you want to do to someone having a stroke (this will underperfuse the damaged area in the brain and extend the stroke). Ntg should only be given for a clear indication and with close monitoring of blood pressure in a setting that can reverse the effects if necessary ie a hospital, during a stroke. ...Read more
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