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Nitro-Dur Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- What are the possible side effects of nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- How should I use nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nitro-Dur)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nitro-Dur)?
- What should I avoid while using nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- What other drugs will affect nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nitro-Dur)?
Apply a patch as soon as you remember, and keep it on for the rest of your wearing time without changing your patch removal schedule. If you miss a dose and it is almost time to apply your next patch, wait until then to apply the patch and skip the missed dose.
Do not use extra patches to make up a missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nitro-Dur)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include a severe throbbing headache, confusion, fever, fast or pounding heartbeats, dizziness, vision problems, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, trouble breathing, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or blue-colored skin, lips, or nails.
What should I avoid while using nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
Avoid using nitroglycerin transdermal on irritated or broken skin.
Nitroglycerin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of nitroglycerin.
What other drugs will affect nitroglycerin transdermal (Nitro-Dur)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- blood pressure medication or diuretics (water pills);
- cold or allergy medicines, diet pills, or over-the-counter pain medicine such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve);
- an erectile dysfunction medication such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra);
- migraine headache medication such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others; or
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with nitroglycerin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about nitroglycerin transdermal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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