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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Nitrostat (Overview)

Nitrostat is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest pain drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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

Dr. Mark Ingerman
97 doctors shared insights

Nitrostat (Overview)

Nitrostat is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest pain drug (cardiovascular drug).


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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin): I instruct patients if they get chest pain, they should sit down and rest. If the pain does not go away then take a nitro under your tongue wait 5 minutes if the pain is not gone you can take another nitro, wait 5 minutes if you take the third nitro then you should go to the er. So unless directly instructed by your physician you should follow these guidelines. ...Read more

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Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?

Is it safe and beneficial to give a heart attack victim nitrostat (nitroglycerin) before doing cpr?

Heart attack: If someone needs CPR nitro is not given. CPR is usually given to someone who is experiencing cardiac or cardio-pulmonary arrest. ...Read more

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For mild anal fissure, how effective is nitroglycerin ointment 0.2% vs the rectiv 0.4%. Is it ok to use 0.2% to avoid some side effect. Thanks.

For mild anal fissure, how effective is nitroglycerin ointment 0.2% vs the rectiv 0.4%.  Is it ok to use 0.2% to avoid some side effect. Thanks.

Then OK : Yes some do not tolerate higher per cent age of nitroglycerine oint. Gives head aches etc, anal fissure is annoying and painful condition some times takes wks to heal, eat high fiber diet , stool softeners , plenty of fluids and local care will feel better soon. ...Read more

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How long do the affects of nitrostat (nitroglycerin) last before it wears off?

How long do the affects of nitrostat (nitroglycerin) last before it wears off?

Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil). ...Read more

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How to know if I overdosed on nitrostat, (nitroglycerin) I may have symptoms?

Symptoms, BP: Excessive nitroglycerin typically lowers your blood pressure so you might feel dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or rapid heart rate. Fortunately, the effects of Nitrostat wear off soon. If you have persistent symptoms, go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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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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Why might someone need nitrostat (nitroglycerin)?

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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How to know if I overdosed on nitrostat, (nitroglycerin) I may have symptoms?

Symptoms, BP: Excessive nitroglycerin typically lowers your blood pressure so you might feel dizziness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or rapid heart rate. Fortunately, the effects of Nitrostat wear off soon. If you have persistent symptoms, go to the Emergency Room. ...Read more

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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take in one day?

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin): I instruct patients if they get chest pain, they should sit down and rest. If the pain does not go away then take a nitro under your tongue wait 5 minutes if the pain is not gone you can take another nitro, wait 5 minutes if you take the third nitro then you should go to the er. So unless directly instructed by your physician you should follow these guidelines. ...Read more

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How many nitrostat (nitroglycerin) pills can you take at one time?

One: It is usually recommended to take one nitro tab under the tongue for chest pain (angina) and repeat at five minute intervals x 2 if pain persists. If pain is not resolved medical evaluation is recommended. Nitro is available in 3 different strengths and a stronger dose may be more effective. There are other meds to prevent chest pains. Taking several nitros at once could lower BP & cause fainting. ...Read more

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How long do the affects of nitrostat (nitroglycerin) last before it wears off?

Minutes: Nitroglycerine sublingually is a short-acting medication. There are longer acting nitrate preparations (isordil). ...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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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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A nitrostat (nitroglycerin) patch is supposed to do what for your heart?

A nitrostat (nitroglycerin) patch is supposed to do what for your heart?

2 things: 1. Decreases the after load so there is less of a differential pressure across the aortic valve, and 2. Dilates coronary arteries. ...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