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Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than angina heart pains?

Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than angina heart pains?

Yes: It's also effective for esophageal spasm which may accompany gastroesophageal reflux disease. In contrast to angina, which often improves with a single dose (0.4 mg), it's not uncommon for esophageal disease to require 2 or 3 doses which must be given at 5 minutes intervals to avoid hypotension (low bp) and syncope (passing out). ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroquick (Definition)

Nitroquick 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 ...Read more


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Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than treating episodes of angina?

Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than treating episodes of angina?

Yes: On rare occasions, it can be used to relieve symptoms of heart failure when water pills are not available or ineffective. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you use nitrolingual spray to relieve angina in cases of hypothyrodism?

Why shouldn't you use nitrolingual spray to relieve angina in cases of hypothyrodism?

Spray: Hypothyroid patients often have slow heart rates and impaired vascular reactivity. If you cause venodilation with a dose of nitroglycerin in such a patient, you could drop the BP very low and cause syncope or worse ...Read more

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My heart stopped beating during tilt test for 8 seconds after being sprayed under my tonque with nitroglycerin why ?

My heart stopped beating during tilt test for 8 seconds after being sprayed under my tonque with nitroglycerin why ?

Nitrogylcerin: Medication for angina is designed to relax the blood vessels around the heart increase the o2 demanded needed for the heart- however it can lower your bp- if you are healthy- there may be some concerns- esp since you are young- and are doing a tilt test. ...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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Can nitroglycerin, diltiazem, and Norvasc as a dose make a good treatment for angina?

Can nitroglycerin, diltiazem, and Norvasc as a dose make a good treatment for angina?

Yes: All of the mentioned drugs are treatments for angina. Consult you doctor for the one or combiation of meds that best control your symtoms. ...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


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Angina (Definition)

Angina is pain in the chest area due to poor blood flow to ...Read more