Nitroglycerin - Brand name Nitroglycerin Drug class...

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Brand name Nitroglycerin Generic name Nitrostat Drug class Nitrates. Nitroglycerin dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump. Indications For acute relief of an attack (sublingual tablets, lingual spray only) or prophylaxis of angina pectoris caused by coronary artery disease. The onset of action of nitroglycerin extended-release capsules is not sufficiently rapid for this product to be useful in aborting an acute anginal episode. Contraindications/ precautions You should not use this medication if you have: early signs of a heart attack (chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling); - severe anemia (a lack of red blood cells); or - a brain injury, hemorrhage , or tumor. - congestive heart failure; - a history of heart attack, stroke, or head injury; - low blood pressure ; - glaucoma; - migraine headaches; - liver disease. Do not use nitroglycerin if you are taking sildenafil (Viagra). Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take nitroglycerin while you are using sildenafil. Adverse effects Alcohol may enhance sensitivity to the antihypertensive effects of nitrates. Nitroglycerin acts directly on vascular muscle. Therefore,
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course PHAR 2002 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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