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Nitrolingual Pumpspray Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nitroglycerin lingual spray) is a nitrate that dilates (widens) blood vessels, making it easier for blood to flow through them and easier for the heart to pump, used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina). Common side effects of Nitrolingual Pumpspray include mild burning or tingling with the tablet in the mouth, warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under the skin, or feeling weak or dizzy. Contact your doctor if you have signs of a severe allergic reaction after using Nitrolingual Pumpspray, including hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face/lips/tongue/throat, rash or itching, tightness in the chest, blurred vision, irregular heart rate, pale skin, feeling like you might pass out, or fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
The recommended dose of Nitrolingual Pumpspray is at the onset of an attack to administer one or two metered sprays onto or under the tongue. No more than three metered sprays are recommended within a 15-minute period. Nitrolingual Pumpspray may interact with alteplase, aspirin, heparin, bladder or urinary medications, blood pressure medications, bronchodilators, dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, erectile dysfunction medications, antidepressants, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, irritable bowel medications, medications that cause dry mouth, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders. Many other drugs can interact with Nitrolingual Pumpspray. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Nitrolingual Pumpspray should be taken only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nitroglycerin lingual spray) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fast, slow, pounding, or uneven heart rate;
- blurred vision or dry mouth;
- nausea, vomiting, sweating, pale skin, feeling like you might pass out; or
- fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild burning or tingling with the tablet in your mouth;
- warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin; or
- feeling weak or dizzy.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nitrolingual Pumpspray (Nitroglycerin Lingual Spray)
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Nitrolingual Pumpspray FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.
Adverse reactions occurring at a frequency greater than 2% and greater than placebo included: headache, dizziness, and paresthesia.
The following adverse reactions have been identified during postapproval use of Nitrolingual Pumpspray and other nitroglycerin drugs. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to estimate their frequency reliably or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
Neurologic: weakness, drowsiness
Gastrointestinal: nausea, vomiting
Respiratory: transient hypoxemia
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nitrolingual Pumpspray (Nitroglycerin Lingual Spray)
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