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Nitrostat

Nitrostat Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) Sublingual Tablets, USP is used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina). It is in a group of drugs called nitrates. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, and flushing as your body adjusts to this medication.

The dose of Nitrostat is one tablet dissolved under the tongue or in the buccal (cheek) pouch at the first sign of an acute anginal attack. The dose may be repeated approximately every 5 minutes until relief is obtained. If pain persists after 3 tablets in 15-minutes, or if the pain is different than typically experienced, prompt medical attention is recommended. Nitrostat may interact with alteplase, aspirin or heparin, bladder or urinary medications, blood pressure medication, bronchodilators, dihydroergotamine or ergotamine, erectile dysfunction medications, antidepressants, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, irritable bowel medications, medication that causes dry mouth, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Nitrostat should be used only when prescribed. It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk or if it may harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Our Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) (nitroglycerin) 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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Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Nitrostat in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Nitrostat Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, and burning/tingling under the tongue may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Headache is often a sign that this medication is working. Your doctor may recommend treating headaches with an over-the-counter pain reliever (such as acetaminophen, aspirin). If the headaches continue or become severe, tell your doctor promptly.

To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Read the entire patient information overview for Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Nitrostat FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Headache that may be severe and persistent may occur immediately after use. Vertigo, dizziness, weakness, palpitation, and other manifestations of postural hypotension may develop occasionally, particularly in erect, immobile patients. Marked sensitivity to the hypotensive effects of nitrates (manifested by nausea, vomiting, weakness, diaphoresis, pallor, and collapse) may occur at therapeutic doses. Syncope due to nitrate vasodilatation has been reported. Flushing, drug rash, and exfoliative dermatitis have been reported in patients receiving nitrate therapy.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nitrostat (Nitroglycerin) »

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