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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Can nitrostat (nitroglycerin) also be used for stroke?

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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What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

What is nitrostat (nitroglycerin) used for?

Nitroglycerine: Nitrostat is short acting nitroglycerineNitrostat & is a powerful vasodilator & is frequently used for an final relief. ...Read more

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Why might someone need nitrostat (nitroglycerin)?

Angina aka ChestPain: Nitrostat is a sublingual compressed nitroglycerin tablet that contains 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg , or 0.6 mg nitroglycerin.

This is used frequently by patients that undergo chest pain usually secondary to ischemia. Ischemia refers to an unbalance between oxygen demand and supply caused by possible stenosis.

Nitrostat dilates vessels, leading to improved blood flow and decreased chest pain. ...Read more

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If nitrostat (nitroglycerin) helps your chest does that mean you have blockage?

If nitrostat (nitroglycerin) helps your chest does that mean you have blockage?

Not necessarily: Nitroglycerin is a vascular smooth muscle relaxant. It is indicated for the treatment of coronary arterial disease. Some patients benefit from sublingual Nitroglycerin for acute symptoms of esophageal spasm as well. Symptoms of esophageal spasm mimics angina. Chest pain from heart is usually related to exertion and activity last no more than 5-10 min and improves with rest. ...Read more

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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin): I instruct patients if they get chest pain, they should sit down and rest. If the pain does not go away then take a nitro under your tongue wait 5 minutes if the pain is not gone you can take another nitro, wait 5 minutes if you take the third nitro then you should go to the er. So unless directly instructed by your physician you should follow these guidelines. ...Read more

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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take at one time?

One: It is usually recommended to take one nitro tab under the tongue for chest pain (angina) and repeat at five minute intervals x 2 if pain persists. If pain is not resolved medical evaluation is recommended. Nitro is available in 3 different strengths and a stronger dose may be more effective. There are other meds to prevent chest pains. Taking several nitros at once could lower BP & cause fainting. ...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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A nitrostat (nitroglycerin) patch is supposed to do what for your heart?

A nitrostat (nitroglycerin) patch is supposed to do what for your heart?

2 things: 1. Decreases the after load so there is less of a differential pressure across the aortic valve, and 2. Dilates coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Heart pain all the way through to my back. The pain gets caught at our local hospital, but settles before i get proper. I am on nitrostat (nitroglycerin).?

Heart pain all the way through to my back. The pain gets caught at our local  hospital, but settles before i get  proper.
I am on nitrostat (nitroglycerin).?

Need and evaluation: This should be fully evaluated by a cardiovascular medicine specialist. Concern, in addition to coronary disease would be for significant aortic pathology. Hence would recommend eval for both issues asap. ...Read more

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Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?

Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?

Heart attack: If someone needs CPR nitro is not given. CPR is usually given to someone who is experiencing cardiac or cardio-pulmonary arrest. ...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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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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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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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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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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What can I do for a medicine allergy?

What can I do for a medicine allergy?

Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

What is the best medicine for stubborn allergies?

Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more

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Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Do I have to be 18 to buy medicine for allergies?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Some medicines are over the counter and some are behind the counter requiring photo id and signature. ...Read more

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I had allergy today , was it due to any of my medicine ?

I had allergy today , was it due to any of my medicine ?

Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

I'm curious as to what is the best medicine to cure allergy?

No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

What is the best OTC allergy medicine?

OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...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. Krishna Kumar
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Nitrostat (Definition)

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