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Other antianginals: Nitroglycerin is used to treat angina, or pain related to lack of oxygen to heart muscle. Other medications include beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and a medication called ranexa (ranolazine). Only Nitroglycerin is fast-acting and used on an as-needed basis. ...Read more
Buy more: Ntg is good for 6 months if kept in an air tight amber glass (light resistent) container. If it's opened, it's only good for 6 weeks. After that, it should be discarded and replaced with fresh ntg. ...Read more
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
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
NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/nitroquick-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Not a c.s.:
Controlled substance is an official dea classification.
I do not see Nitroglycerin on that list.
It does require a doctor's prescription.
Unless nitro's dea classification has changed, walgreen would be in error to claim this.
Here is a link directly to the dea with definitions and list of medications for firsthand information:
http://www. Deadiversion. Usdoj. Gov/schedules/#define. ...Read more
If a person were to take nitroquick (nitroglycerin) and was not have pains in his chest, what could happen?
Nothing: Nothing would happen. People who aren't used to nitro sometimes get a headache that is harmless and goes away over about 30 minutes. People who overdose will get low blood pressure and can pass out. There are no serious consequence. It is often used in practice by people who have chest pain of unclear cause with no harm done. ...Read more
What happens if you apply the nitroglycerin patch and get positive results within the first few minutes, but after a short?
May Adjust Rx: Nitroglycerin is a medication known for what's called "tachyphylaxis" which simply means the effect of the medication wears off over time. Usually, this is a problem after using the medication for a long time. There are different way to administer nitroglycerin and different medications that might be used depending on your medical problem. Consult your doctor soon! ...Read more
↑es NitricOxide ERF: Nitric Oxide, long called Endothelial Relaxing Factor (http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Nitric_oxide & http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Glyceryl_trinitrate) mostly relaxes veins thus ↓ing blood return to both right & left heart, less so arteries, ↓ing heart work load plus may relax heart artery spasm at narrowing: ↑ing blood flow to heart muscle with ↓blood flow from which pressure/discomfort is perceived ...Read more