Why should I be more active? (1)
Regular exercise has multiple benefits.
... say they would exercise if they knew their angina medication could be used as a preventive measure before exercise. (2)
... say they are afraid to exercise after experiencing a cardiac event. (2)
improves exercise tolerance, while addressing the acute symptoms of angina pectoris. (3)
Nitrolingual® Pumpspray (0.4mg) increased:
For most health outcomes, additional benefits occur as the amount of physical activity increases through higher intensity, greater frequency, and/or longer duration.
1 Cleveland Clinic, Diseases and Conditions, Activity Guidelines: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/heart_failure/hic_heart_failure_exercise activity_guidelines.aspx; accessed on 10/10/11.
2 Data on file at Allegis Pharmaceuticals.
3 Thadani U, Wittig T. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover, dose-ranging multicenter study to determine the effect of sublingual nitroglycerin spray on exercise capacity in patients with chronic stable angina. Clinical Medicine Insights; Cardiology. 2012; 6:87-95.
4 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, US Department of Health and Human Services, www.health.gov/paguidelines; accessed on 11/03/11.
5 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, US Department of Health and Human Services, www.health.gov/paguidelines; accessed on 11/03/11.
6 World Heart Federation and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, Sidney C. Smith, Jr. et al. AHA/ACCF secondary prevention and risk reduction therapy for patients with coronary and other atherosclerotic vascular disease: 2011 update: A guideline from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology Foundation. J Am Coll Cardiol. Published online Nov 3, 2011; doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2011.10.824.
Nitrolingual® Pumpspray is indicated for acute relief of an attack or prophylaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.
Nitrolingual® Pumpspray should not be used if you are allergic to nitroglycerin or if you are using medications for erectile dysfunction such as avanafil, sildenafil, vardenafil, or tadalafil. Using Nitrolingual® Pumpspray with these products may cause low blood pressure (hypotension), fainting, or heart attack.
Nitrolingual® Pumpspray should not be used if you have anemia.
Nitrolingual® Pumpspray should not be used in patients with increased intracranial pressure. Talk to your doctor if you had a cerebral hemorrhage or traumatic brain injury before taking Nitrolingual® Pumpspray.
You might develop a tolerance to this drug or to other nitrates and nitrites. Only the smallest number of doses required for effective relief of the acute angina attack should be used.
You should use nitroglycerin with caution in the early days after a heart attack and it may aggravate the angina caused by a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Increased hypotension, mainly when standing upright, may occur even with small doses of nitroglycerin and may result in slow heart beat and increased angina. It should be used with caution if you are dehydrated due to drug therapy or if you have low blood pressure.
Headache is the most reported side effect and may be severe and persistent. Other side effects that have been reported are dizziness, numbness and tingling of the skin, drowsiness, nausea, increased heart rate.
Talk to your healthcare provider to see if Nitrolingual® is right for you.
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