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Please describe the warnings of the use of nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray?

Please describe the warnings of the use of nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray?

Nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray: The spray form of nitroglycerine has a very rapid onset of action. It is a vasodilator so that low blood volume, fever and vasodilation, low blood pressure and stroke volume all have the potential for serious hypotension to be caused by the use of the agent. ...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 are the risks of using nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray?

Nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/nitrolingual-pumpspray-side-effects. Html

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Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than treating episodes of angina?

Yes: On rare occasions, it can be used to relieve symptoms of heart failure when water pills are not available or ineffective. ...Read more

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I'm 17 can I take nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) pump spray?

Not advised: Why a young person lie you need nitroglycerine pump? Do you have coronary disease or coronary spasm. You need a consultation with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 can I take nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) pump spray?

Yes, but: It will give you a terrific headache and won't do anything good for you. I'd advise against it. BTW, your profile says you're 32. What's up? ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you use nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray to relieve angina in cases of hypothyrodism?

Why shouldn't you use nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) spray to relieve angina in cases of hypothyrodism?

Spray: Hypothyroid patients often have slow heart rates and impaired vascular reactivity. If you cause venodilation with a dose of nitroglycerin in such a patient, you could drop the BP very low and cause syncope or worse ...Read more

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Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than angina heart pains?

Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than angina heart pains?

Yes: It's also effective for esophageal spasm which may accompany gastroesophageal reflux disease. In contrast to angina, which often improves with a single dose (0.4 mg), it's not uncommon for esophageal disease to require 2 or 3 doses which must be given at 5 minutes intervals to avoid hypotension (low bp) and syncope (passing out). ...Read more

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Is it possible that the nitroglycerin spray affect the breathing test for alcohol?

Is it possible that the nitroglycerin spray affect the breathing test for alcohol?

Unsure: But no one should be drinking & driving or driving after taking nitro for chest pain. ...Read more

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My heart stopped beating during tilt test for 8 seconds after being sprayed under my tonque with nitroglycerin why?

My heart stopped beating during tilt test for 8 seconds after being sprayed under my tonque with nitroglycerin why?

Nitrogylcerin: Medication for angina is designed to relax the blood vessels around the heart increase the o2 demanded needed for the heart- however it can lower your bp- if you are healthy- there may be some concerns- esp since you are young- and are doing a tilt test. ...Read more

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Can I still use nitroglycerin patches after expiration date?

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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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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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

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What effects does nitroglycerin have on children?

What effects does nitroglycerin have on children?

Not used: As nitroglycerine is used to treat chest pain related to coronary artery disease, it is not usually used in children. As in the adult, it would transiently lower the blood pressure. ...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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Please describe the medication: nitroquick (nitroglycerin)?

Please describe the medication: nitroquick (nitroglycerin)?

Nitroglycerin: Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) is a fast acting Nitroglycerin which 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 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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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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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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Can pregnant women use NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): Nitroglycerin (NTG) is a FDA pregnancy category C medication. Please discuss with OB. ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for NitroQuick (nitroglycerin)?

NitroQuick (nitroglycerin): Yes, prescription is needed for NitroQuick (nitroglycerin). ...Read more

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How can a patient achieve relief with sublingual nitroglycerin?

How can a patient achieve relief with sublingual nitroglycerin?

Blood flow: The use of sublingual nitroglycerine allows the nitroglycerine to enter the bloodstream almost immediately due to the highly vascularized tissue (lots of arteries and veins under the tongue). ...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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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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Why must nitroglycerin be discontinued before someone can undergo stress testing?

Stress testing: With exercise there is peripheral vasodilation physiologically. Nitroglycerin also lowers peripheral vascular resistance. It is possible for hypotension to result. When high exercise levels are not going to be reached but symptoms could occur at low exercise levels, nitroglycerin can be useful to decrease symptoms at low exercise levels. ...Read more

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Can teens take nitrolingual (nitroglycerin) pumpspray if being checked for angina pain?

Nitroglycerin: Unless you were given the nitro with instructions on how to take it, you should not take it. Nitroglycerin has significant side effects and can lower your blood pressure so should be used with caution. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having chest pain on the left side and had nitroquick (nitroglycerin) time2 help?

Chest pain: If you have chest pain and have taken Nitro without any improvement then you should be seen by a physician right away. You should go to an ER for evaluation. If it is not serious then you can follow with your regular physician, if it is then you will be admitted for further testing, but don't wait. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. John Landi
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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