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Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than angina heart pains?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
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Dr. Bennett Werner
There's no hard and fast rule - no published guidelines. A 90 year old (from your earlier posts?) is likely to have rigid arteries with labile HTN. In general, BP should not exceed 220 (systolic) or 120 (diastolic) but, again, please see comments above. And, if we're talking about someone 90, you're more likely to do harm than to help by acutely lowering the BP. BP needs gradual control.
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