Nitrostat

NitroStat is used to treat and prevent chest pain. Make sure to store NitroStat in the original glass container and tightly cap after each use.

Nitrostat Overview

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NitroStat is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent episodes of angina (sudden chest pain). NitroStat 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 in tablet form to be dissolved under the tongue or between the cheek and gum at the first sign of chest pain. The dose may be repeated every 5 minutes until chest pain is relieved. Seek emergency medical attention if the pain persists after 3 doses.

Common side effects of NitroStat include headache, dizziness, and weakness.

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Nitrostat Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Nitrostat

NitroStat is a prescription medicine used to treat and 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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Nitrostat Drug Class

Nitrostat is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Nitrostat

NitroStat may cause the following side effects:

  • headache
  • vertigo (a major symptom of balance disorder)
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • heart palpitations (unusual awareness of the heartbeat)
  • low blood pressure upon rising from a seated position
  • nausea and vomiting
  • sweating
  • paleness
  • fainting
  • flushing (warm or red condition of your skin)
  • other skin reactions that may be severe

NitroStat may cause a false test result of decreased serum cholesterol.

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

Nitrostat 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 taking NitroStat, as this can lower your blood pressure.

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

Nitrostat Precautions

Do not use NitroStat if you are allergic to organic nitrates.

You should not take NitroStat if you have the following conditions:

  • very recent heart attack
  • severe anemia
  • increased pressure in the head

Do not take NitroStat with drugs for erectile dysfunction, like Viagra (sildenafil citrate), Cialis (tadalafil), or Levitra (vardenafil hydrochloride), as this may lead to extreme lowering of your blood pressure.

  • Do not breastfeed. It is not known if NitroStat will pass through your milk.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking NitroStat, as this can lower your blood pressure.
  • Do not start any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements, unless you check with your doctor first.

Nitrostat 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 NitroStat, there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Inform MD

Before using NitroStat, 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.

Nitrostat and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known if NitroStat will harm your unborn baby.

Nitrostat and Lactation

Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. It is not known if NitroStat is excreted in human breast milk or if it will harm your nursing baby.

Nitrostat Usage

  • You should sit down when taking NitroStat and use caution when you stand up. This eliminates the possibility of falling due to lightheadedness or dizziness.
  • One tablet should be dissolved under the tongue or in the oral cavity at the first sign of chest pain.
  • The dose may be repeated approximately every 5 minutes, until the chest pain is relieved.
  • If the pain persists after a total of 3 tablets in a 15-minute period, or is different than you typically experience, call your doctor or seek emergency help.
  • NitroStat may be used 5 to 10 minutes prior to activities that might cause chest pain.
  • You may feel a burning or tingling sensation in your mouth when you take NitroStat.
  • Do not breastfeed. It is not known if NitroStat will pass through your milk.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking NitroStat, as this can lower your blood pressure.
  • Do not start any new prescription or non-prescription medicines or supplements, unless you check with your doctor first.

Nitrostat Overdose

If you take too much NitroStat seek medical attention immediately.

Other Requirements

NitroStat should be kept in the original glass container and tightly capped after each use to prevent loss of tablet potency.

Store NitroStat at room temperature (between 68° and 77°F).