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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

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 NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

What is NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

Nitroquick (nitroglycerin): Nitroquick is a brand name for nitroglycerine. Nitroglycerine is an old drug we use for rapid sublingual effect on angina pectoris ...Read more

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What is an alternative for nitroglycerin?

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

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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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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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What do you do if your nitroglycerin is expired?

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

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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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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

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What side effects are associated with NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/nitroquick-side-effects. Html

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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

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Can nitroglycerin be used to treat migraines? Any help appreciated!

Can nitroglycerin be used to treat migraines? Any help appreciated!

Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally managed. Nitroglycerin is a major migraine inducer and is contraindicated for migraine treatment. Hope it helps. ...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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Why would walgreen's claim nitroglycerin is a controlled substance and refuse a refill?

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

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If a person were to take nitroquick (nitroglycerin) and was not have pains in his chest, what could happen?

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

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What happens if you apply the nitroglycerin patch and get positive results within the first few minutes, but after a short?

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

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How does nitroglycerin work?

How does nitroglycerin work?

↑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

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How do you take nitroglycerin?

How do you take nitroglycerin?

Under tongue: Usually it is placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. It can be given intravenously or by a patch placed on the skin. ...Read more

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What is nitroglycerin used for?

Nitroglycerin: Nitroglycerin is a potent venodilator and is used primarily for lowering cardiac and systemic blood pressure in treating angina pectoris. Sometimes it is used for esophageal spasm or some vasospastic events. ...Read more

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Can you get high from nitroglycerin?

No: If you take enough Nitroglycerin your blood pressure will drop and you are very likely to pass out. This can be very dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Nitrolingual (Definition)

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


Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroquick (Definition)

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