When you spend time with patients, your goal is to make sure they have all the relevant information they need for the medication they have just been prescribed.
Nitrolingual Pumpspray is indicated for acute relief of an attack or prophylaxis of angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease.
Use the following helpful tips to cover important information about Nitrolingual Pumpspray with your angina patients.
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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