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Could use expert help with why nitroglycerin cause such crazy headaches?

Could use expert help with why nitroglycerin cause such crazy headaches?

Vasodilates: Nitroglycerin relaxes the smooth muscles in your arteries increases the blood flow to the brain therefore causing headache. ...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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Getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. Does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?

Getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. Does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?

Is one of the: Common problem with that medication, try a smaller dose with coffee, if it is not helping you, seek alternative therapy (including surgery) through your doctor ...Read more

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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).

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).

NTG Headache: If you have no contraindication, take acetaminophen. Try 650 mg first dose. See how it works. Can take 1000 mg as a dose. Do not exceed 4000 mg per 24 hours ...Read more

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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?

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?

Nitrates will all: Cause this vasoreactive response. Perhaps your health care provider could adjust your maintenance therapy (beta and calcium blockers) so that you won't have angina and thereby not need NTG. ...Read more

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How long do the affects of nitrostat (nitroglycerin) last before it wears off?

How long do the affects of nitrostat (nitroglycerin) last before it wears off?

Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil). ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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Can you get a buzz from nitroglycerin?

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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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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Who should not use NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): A significant list at : http://www. Drugs. Com/disease-interactions/nitroglycerin, nitroquick. Html ...Read more

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What is the maximum number of times that nitroglycerin can be taken safely?

2 in row: If 2 in a row don't work you can take a third and call 911. ...Read more

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How to know if I overdosed on nitrostat, (nitroglycerin) I may have symptoms?

How to know if I overdosed on nitrostat, (nitroglycerin) I may have symptoms?

Symptoms, BP: Excessive nitroglycerin typically lowers your blood pressure so you might feel dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or rapid heart rate. Fortunately, the effects of Nitrostat wear off soon. If you have persistent symptoms, go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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Does nitroglycerin kill people?

Does nitroglycerin kill people?

No: No, but since it is used to treat a symptom of a potentially fatal disease, the more you need it the higher the risk. It can interact with viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and Cialis to dangerously lower your blood pressure. ...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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How nitroquick (nitroglycerin) may be abused?

Not: Since it causes a horrible headache in new users and can cause low blood pressure and loss of consciousness if taken in higher than recommended doses, there is no abuse potential. ...Read more

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Could nitroglycerin be used to treat migraines?

Not usually: Nitroglycerin vasodialates. This results in increased blood flow into the head which will worsen headaches. ...Read more

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Can nitrostat (nitroglycerin) also be used for stroke?

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

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How does medicinal nitroglycerin for angina affect you?

How does medicinal nitroglycerin for angina affect you?

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

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What are the side effects of nitroglycerin for someone?

What are the side effects of nitroglycerin for someone?

Headache: Headache and potentially low blood pressure which would cause dizziness, lightheadedness and if low enough can cause one to pass out. ...Read more

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Can nitro-bid (nitroglycerin) help get a firmer erection?

Can nitro-bid (nitroglycerin) help get a firmer erection?

No: There really is no evidence that nitrates will improve the quality of an erection. In fact, nitroglycerine can cause venodilation and may adversely affect the strength of an erection. ...Read more

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For what type of MI is it safe to give nitroglycerin? Why?

For what type of MI is it safe to give nitroglycerin? Why?

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

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What happens if you give somebody nitroglycerin for a stroke?

What happens if you give somebody nitroglycerin for a stroke?

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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What side effects are associated with NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/nitroquick-side-effects. Html

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