Your time with your doctor is limited, so BE PREPARED to ask and answer questions and it will help you make the most of your time together.
When meeting with your doctor, time is limited. So preparing an informed list of questions is imperative to getting the answers you need and will help you make the most of your time together.
List your questions from most important to least important in case time runs out. For angina, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:
What is likely causing my symptoms or condition?
In addition to the questions that you've prepared to ask your doctor, don't hesitate to ask questions during your appointment.
The doctor will also ask you to describe your discomfort or pain:
To fend off the negative effects of Angina and CAD, you can easily make changes to your daily life. Quitting smoking, eating healthy foods and becoming more physically active are primary lines of defense against angina and other conditions, including heart attack and stroke.
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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