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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
How will the breathing trouble improve for diastolic HF patient? Is this a symptom for emergency or recurring? Any medications/rescuers-nitroquick?
Fluid removal: The most important initial treatment would be rapid fluid removal with a strong water pill (diuretic). This type of symptom, unfortunately is a hallmark of diastolic heart failure and often recurs with unclear precipitating factors. Keep to a low sodium diet, and stay on all medications faithfully. Weigh yourself everyday. Despite this, sometimes an emergency room visit is necessary. ...Read more
What do you advise for heart patients and take this medication. My question is does nitroquick (nitroglycerin) offer the same benefit is nitroquick (nitroglycerin) the same as nitroglyceren?
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
CHF/CKD patient suffering from cough that increases at night. Treated at hospital for pneumonia. Should metoprolol be switch to nebivolol/nitroquick?
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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
No: Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) (brand name for Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets or spray) does not (ever) cause heart disease. If you take it more often than advised, it can cause your blood pressure to fall quickly, even causing you to pass out. This is a drug effect and not a disease. Nitroquick (nitroglycerin) is both very fast acting and lasts for a very brief time. It is no longer active 15-30 minutes after taking it. ...Read more
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
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
No sub: There's no substitute for short acting nitroglycerin. Amyl nitrate is similar but used as a provocative (testing agent) and isn't useful for treating angina. Isosorbide dintrate and Isosorbide Mononitrate are long acting forms of nitrate used as prophylaxis for angina but not to treat it. ...Read more
I had tilt table test and I didn't pass out until the second phase after nitroglycerin. Bp dropped to 38/0. Positive result if drug induced? Pots?
POTS testing: POTS testing is much more complicated than just strapping you to a table and tilting you and measuring your B/P. 400 spaces does not allow a full explanation. Either speak to your cardiologist or make a virtual appt. You come from Georgia. Emory has great cardiology. Go there. ...Read more
Never had a bata blocker or nitroglycerin before. Doing a Dual flash head CT scan soon. Can this be right? Can this be safe to use these drugs?
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