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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. Does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?

Getting headaches from nitroglycerin applied to anal fissure. Does caffeine help with taking the headaches away?

Is one of the: Common problem with that medication, try a smaller dose with coffee, if it is not helping you, seek alternative therapy (including surgery) through your doctor ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why nitroglycerin cause such crazy headaches?

Could use expert help with why nitroglycerin cause such crazy headaches?

Vasodilates: Nitroglycerin relaxes the smooth muscles in your arteries increases the blood flow to the brain therefore causing headache. ...Read more

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

Can nitroglycerin, diltiazem, and Norvasc (amlodipine) 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

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What can ease a nitroglycerin headache taken by heart patient in response to pain? Aspirin is part of daily meds; not allowed to take advil (ibuprofen).

What can ease a nitroglycerin headache taken by heart patient in response to pain? Aspirin is part of daily meds; not allowed to take advil (ibuprofen).

NTG Headache: If you have no contraindication, take acetaminophen. Try 650 mg first dose. See how it works. Can take 1000 mg as a dose. Do not exceed 4000 mg per 24 hours ...Read more

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Whar are the treatments for a sentinel pile? Is it just surgery? Treating a fissure w nitroglycerin, which makes the lump burn. What to do?

Whar are the treatments for a sentinel pile? Is it just surgery? Treating a fissure w nitroglycerin, which makes the lump burn. What to do?

Surgery: Nitro has about 70% success, but to excise that annoying tissue and reach almost 100% success rate do a lateral sphincterotomy with pile excision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how gtn aka glyceryl trinitrate cause headache?

Can you tell me how gtn aka glyceryl trinitrate cause headache?

Dilatation of vessel: All nitroglycerin forms are vasodilators of vessels of the body, including the brain. When there is vaso dilatation of brain vessels, headaches happen. Depending of NTG forms they may last for minutes to hours and they are uncomfortable but not dangerous ...Read more

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Whenever I take nitroglycerines for angina I get terrible headaches with vomiting and fever which lasts for about 24 hours. Is there an alternative I c?

Whenever I take nitroglycerines for angina I get terrible headaches with vomiting and fever which lasts for about 24 hours. Is there an alternative I c?

Nitrates will all: Cause this vasoreactive response. Perhaps your health care provider could adjust your maintenance therapy (beta and calcium blockers) so that you won't have angina and thereby not need NTG. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for headache in an easy way?

Is there an effective treatment for headache in an easy way?

Depends on the Cause: Headaches can be due to a number of different causes. Effective and easy treatment will depend on what type of headache you are experiencing and its cause, which may require a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cluster headaches?

What is the best treatment for cluster headaches?

Cluster headache: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen or sumatriptan or DHE. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more

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What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

What's effective treatment for cluster headaches?

Sumatriptan + Oxygen: Cluster headaches are 6-12 week episodes of frequent, incredibly painful headaches that each last approximately 45 minutes. First goal is to stop the pain of any headache that begins - this can be done with 100% inhaled oxygen or sumatriptan injections. Second goal is interruption the episode of the. Possible meds are verapamil, topiramate, depakote, prednisone, lithium. Good luck! ...Read more

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Constant headache problem? What is the treatment for that?

Constant headache problem? What is the treatment for that?

? chronic daily HA's: This pattern could be associated with migraines, tension headaches, and perhaps a mix of the two. Often promoted by prior pain meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen). Process can be interrupted by preventative anti-migraine meds such as topamax, depakote, beta-blockers, but also otc items as riboflavin, magnesium, co-q10, butterbur. Your physician should be able to help with this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for stress headache?

What is the treatment for stress headache?

See below:: Taking the medications rec by your doc: pain relievers; muscle relaxants; antidepressants; other meds. Avoiding or minimizing the causes or triggers: stress management/relaxation training; biofeedback; & home treatments. The goals of treatment for tension headaches are to prevent further attacks and relieve any current pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vascular headache?

What is the treatment for vascular headache?

See a specialist: The best treatment for a headache is to know what type you have. This type of headache can be severe and debilitating. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury I recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful.

What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Best treatment for headaches?

Depends on the cause: First you need a diagnosis of the cause. Headaches (has) can be caused by muscle tension, migraines, tumors, infections, etc. Once you know the cause, it's easier to determine a treatment.

Ex: many has diagnosed as recurrent 'tension' has are actually due to treatable problems in the neck, head bones, upper back, ribs, etc. An osteopathic dr. (unlike most md's) can diagnose & treat these causes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for headache?

What is the best treatment for headache?

Depends on the cause: There are many different causes for headaches including stress/tension, migraines, lack of sleep, dehydration, infection, etc. Depending on the cause, different treatments can work. In general, something like Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen over the counter can be tried. ...Read more

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I have a headache. Is there a rapid treatment?

I have a headache. Is there a rapid treatment?

Headache: Do you mean other than aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen? I cannot think of anything else to recommend for someone at home with a headache. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for headaches apart from tablets? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for headaches apart from tablets? What is it?

Headache: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?

Depends: It depends upon how often you have them. If they are only occasional then drugs like imitrex (sumatriptan) are very good at preventing a migraine if you take it very early at onset of a headache. if the headaches are very frequent then a preventive medication may be more helpful if taken every day. There are several classes of medicines to prevent migraines. Your doctor can help you decide if that is needed. ...Read more

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I have cluster headache, what's the best treatment?

I have cluster headache, what's the best treatment?

Cluster treatment: Since a cluster headache is severe but of such short duration, treatment must provide fast relief. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil (Calan), a calcium channel antagonist. See orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for tension headache?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for tension headache?

Nsaids: Nsaids and relaxation technique are the first line of treatment for tension headache. If is not responding to therapy or getting worse see your pcp. ...Read more

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What are the usual causes and treatment for headache at the base of the skull?

Several but commonly: Commonly a headache starting at the base of the skull or neck is a tension-type headache. They're often throbbing in character & range in severity from mild to severe. Typical otc meds can help (i.e. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, etc), but appropriate dosing & precautions should be followed. Prevention/treatment approaches include stretching, exercise, massage, stress-reduction, stress-management. See doc 4 more. ...Read more

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Treatment for headaches?

Treatment for headaches?

Medications: Preventive medications (anti-hypertensives and anti depressants)probably work the best. You can try a few home remedies starting with ice application over back of neck and temples. Other things you could try are warm compresses, massaging your temples, meditation and green tea. Relaxation therapy, biofeedback, meditation and exercise have also shown to help. ...Read more

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Treatment for icepick headaches?

Treatment for icepick headaches?

Several approaches: Have found success with naproxen sodium, indomethacin, and rarely Lithium. But any of the three might be a place to start. This is likely a migraine variant, and conceivably will respond to OTC prep such as butterbur, riboflavin, or CoQ-10. ...Read more

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What r the treatment of headache?

What r the treatment of headache?

Many: You can use Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin/Advil, of Excedrin to help treat headache. If your headache does not improve after these treatments, see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

Causes of headaches and treatment?

Headache- 200 types: In 2004, the International Headache Society published the Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Disorders. There are more than 200 types of headaches. Visit AHS for more information:
http://www. Americanheadachesociety. Org/ ...Read more

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Multiple quick, painful headaches daily. What is the treatment for that?

Multiple quick, painful headaches daily. What is the treatment for that?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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. Mark Ingerman
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Nitrolingual (Definition)

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