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Nitrostat Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- What are the possible side effects of nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- How should I take nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nitrostat)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nitrostat)?
- What should I avoid while taking nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- What other drugs will affect nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Nitrostat)?
Since nitroglycerin is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 2 hours away. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Nitrostat)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of nitroglycerin can be fatal.
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, and seizures.
What should I avoid while taking nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
Nitroglycerin can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of nitroglycerin, such as dizziness, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What other drugs will affect nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)?
Many drugs can interact with nitroglycerin. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- alteplase (Activase);
- aspirin or heparin;
- bladder or urinary medications such as oxybutynin (Ditropan) or tolterodine (Detrol);
- blood pressure medication;
- bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal) or ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, and others);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), and others;
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), carvedilol (Coreg), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Tiazac, Cardizem), nifedipine (Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Verelan), and others;
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
- any medication that causes dry mouth; or
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), thioridazine (Mellaril), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can 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.
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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