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Medicine For Nitroglycerin Overdose
There is: No alternative for nitroglycerine if you need it. All nitroglycerine and similar nitrate products can be potentially dangerous with ed products and the combination should be avoided. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I had tilt table test and I didn't pass out until the second phase after nitroglycerin. Bp dropped to 38/0. Positive result if drug induced? Pots?
POTS testing: POTS testing is much more complicated than just strapping you to a table and tilting you and measuring your B/P. 400 spaces does not allow a full explanation. Either speak to your cardiologist or make a virtual appt. You come from Georgia. Emory has great cardiology. Go there. ...Read more
Never had a bata blocker or nitroglycerin before. Doing a Dual flash head CT scan soon. Can this be right? Can this be safe to use these drugs?
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