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What is the definition or description of: Nitroglycerin overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Nitroglycerin overdose?

Low blood pressure: This is the most serious side effect from overdose. Headache is common but could happen even with standard dose ...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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What is the treatment for nitroglycerin overdose?

What is the treatment for nitroglycerin overdose?

Nitroglycerin: Can cause the blood pressure to drop so laying down with head down feet up higher than the heart and fluids. ...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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What is an alternative drug for nitroglycerin for thoae taking sildenafil?

What is an alternative drug for nitroglycerin for thoae taking sildenafil?

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

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Can an overdose of nitroglycerin cause death?

Can an overdose of nitroglycerin cause death?

Rarely: You are more likely to end up turning blue and getting the worst headache of your life. Deaths in this setting are uncommon. Among physically healthy people who have made serious attempts on their lives, 99% are pleased, one year later, that they failed. ...Read more

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What are 2 drugs that are similar to nitroglycerin?

What are 2 drugs that are similar to nitroglycerin?

None: 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

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What happens if a person overdoses on nitroglycerin?

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

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Can you tell me 2 drugs that are similar to nitroglycerin?

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

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on nitroglycerin pills?

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

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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

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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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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

Nitroglycerin Overdose (Definition)

This is the most serious side effect from overdose. Headache is common but could happen ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Nitrolingual (Definition)

Nitrolingual is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more