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Nitrostat

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/3/2017
Nitrostat Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 9/16/2016

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) Sublingual Tablets are nitrates used to treat or prevent attacks of chest pain (angina). Nitrostat is available in generic form. Common side effects of Nitrostat include:

  • headache,
  • weakness,
  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • nausea, and
  • flushing as your body adjusts to this medication.

Other side effects of Nitrostat include:

  • mild burning or tingling with the tablet in your mouth, and
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin).

Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects of Nitrostat including:

  • fainting, or
  • fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat.

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.

Nitrostat Consumer Information

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)

Nitrostat Professional Information

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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© Nitrostat Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Nitrostat Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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