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Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroglycerin (Overview)

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 your doctor and pharmacist.


Dr. Joshua Buckler
381 doctors shared insights

Nitroglycerin (Overview)

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 your doctor and pharmacist.


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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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Please describe the medication: nitroglycerin?

Please describe the medication: nitroglycerin?

Nitroglycerin : 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 your doctor and pharmacist. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed nitroglycerin to treat a possible anal fissure. It burns my skin when i apply is that normal?

My doctor prescribed nitroglycerin to treat a possible anal fissure. It burns my skin when i apply is that normal?

Yes: As long as te fissure is open any medicine will probably burn. As this disappeareds the fissure is healing. ...Read more

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Can i still use nitroglycerin patches after expiration date?

Depends: Most medications will still have some effectiveness for a few months after the expiration date however this varies. This is true of ntg patches as well. It would be best, however, not to rely on outdated medications and get a new prescription. ...Read more

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Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?

Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?

Decrease salt intake: This may be due to fluid and salt intake...Both of which you have the ability to directly modify. Sounds like you have a touch of congestive heart failure as well. Given your age, diet and lifestyle modification are the best things you can do (i.e. If you smoke, then quit). I would also try to avoid taking too many medications, since they all have unwanted side effects. ...Read more

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For mild anal fissure, how effective is nitroglycerin ointment 0.2% vs the rectiv 0.4%. Is it ok to use 0.2% to avoid some side effect. Thanks.

For mild anal fissure, how effective is nitroglycerin ointment 0.2% vs the rectiv 0.4%.  Is it ok to use 0.2% to avoid some side effect. Thanks.

Then OK : Yes some do not tolerate higher per cent age of nitroglycerine oint. Gives head aches etc, anal fissure is annoying and painful condition some times takes wks to heal, eat high fiber diet , stool softeners , plenty of fluids and local care will feel better soon. ...Read more

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How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

How does nitroglycerin work to relieve chest pain?

Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin relieves cardiac related chest pain by dilating the coronary arteries. These are the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Improving blood flow to heart muscle will relieve the discomfort caused by a partial blockage of the blood vessel with plaque. ...Read more

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