Nitro-Bid

Nitro-Bid is used to prevent chest pain. It is not intended for stopping an attack that has already started.

Nitro-Bid Overview

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Nitro-Bid is a prescription medication used to prevent episodes of angina (sudden chest pain). Nitro-Bid belongs to a group of drugs called nitrates which work by relaxing (widening) blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood.

This medication comes as an ointment and is usually applied twice a day, on rising in the morning and one applied six hours later.

Common side effects of Nitro-Bid include headache and low blood pressure. 

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Uses of Nitro-Bid

Nitro-Bid is a prescription medicine used to prevent angina associated with coronary artery disease (CAD).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Nitro-Bid Drug Class

Nitro-Bid is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Nitro-Bid

Nitro-Bid may cause the following side effects:

  • headache
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • low blood pressure 
  • fainting
  • flushing
  • redness or irritation of the skin that was covered by the ointment

Tell your doctor if you are concerned about any side effects you experience. These are not all the possible side effects of Nitro-Bid. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Nitro-Bid Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • any medicines that are used to treat angina, heart failure, or an irregular heartbeat.
  • any medicines that reduce blood pressure.
  • any diuretics (water pills).
  • medications to treat depression or psychiatric illness.
  • ergotamine or similar drugs for migraine headaches.
  • aspirin.
  • the blood thinner medicine heparin.
  • any medicines for erectile dysfunction.

Do not consume alcohol while using Nitro-Bid, as this can lower your blood pressure.

This is not a complete list of Nitro-Bid drug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Nitro-Bid Precautions

Do not use Nitro-Bid if you are allergic to organic nitrates.

Do not use Nitro-Bid with drugs for erectile dysfunction, like Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), or Levitra (vardenafil), as this may lead to extreme lowering of your blood pressure.

Nitro-Bid Food Interactions

Medications can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of Nitro-Bid, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

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Before using Nitro-Bid, tell your doctor if you are taking:

  • any medicines that are used to treat angina, heart failure, or an irregular heartbeat.
  • any medicines that reduce blood pressure.
  • any diuretics (water pills).
  • medications to treat depression or psychiatric illness.
  • ergotamine or similar drugs for migraine headaches.
  • aspirin.
  • the blood thinner medicine heparin.
  • any medicines for erectile dysfunction.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.

Nitro-Bid and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Nitrobid falls into category C. No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Nitrobid should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

 

Nitro-Bid and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. It is not known whether Nitrobid is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Nitrobid is administered to a nursing woman.

Nitro-Bid Usage

Use Nitrobid exactly as prescribed.

Nitrobid comes as an ointment. It is usually applied twice a day, on rising in the morning and one applied six hours later.

Nitro-Bid Dosage

Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The recommended starting dose of Nitrobid is two daily 1/2- inch (7.5 mg) doses, one applied on rising in the morning and one applied six hours later.

Your doctor may increase your dose if you are not responding to the previous dose. 

The foilpac is intended as a unit dose package only and is equivalent to approximately 1 inch as squeezed from the tube. Use entire contents of foilpac to obtain full dose and discard immediately after use.

Nitro-Bid Overdose

If you use too much Nitrobid, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

  • Store Nitrobid at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F).
  • Close tightly, immediately after each use.