Medicine Overview of GTN Tablet
Uses of GTN Tablet
GTN 6.4mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
Side effects of GTN Tablet
Headache, Dizziness, Flushing of face, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
How to use GTN Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take GTN 6.4mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How GTN Tablet works
Gtn 6.4mg tablet is in a group of drugs called nitrates. It reduces the workload of the heart. As a result, the heart muscle does not need as much blood and oxygen supply.
In Depth Information on GTN Tablet
Expert advice for GTN Tablet
- Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
- You may develop tolerance to Gtn with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
- Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
- Notify your doctor about other medicines (eg. sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil) that you are taking as Gtn may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
Special precautions for GTN 6.4mg Tablet
GTN 6.4mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increa+more
sed heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions)....
GTN 6.4mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
GTN 6.4mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
GTN 6.4mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or+more
decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
GTN 6.4mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with ki+more
dney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of GTN 6.4mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
There is limited information available on the use of GTN 6.4+more
mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Pah 20mg Tablet, Tazzle 20mg Tablet, Cialis 10mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Nitroglycerin / Glyceryl Trinitrate, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for GTN 6.4mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Nitroglycerin / Glyceryl Trinitrate
Gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Gtn is used to prevent or stop angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart) and stop spasms in the blood vessels of the heart.
Gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It works by relaxing the blood vessels of the heart, reducing the strain on the heart and making it easier to pump blood.
Vasodilation with Gtn is achieved by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing the smooth muscles of the blood vessels.
Gtn is taken in the form of sublingual tablets, sprays, and transdermal patches for the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain due to blockage of blood vessels of the heart).
Gtn is not a beta blocker. Gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Gtn is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Gtn is not a steroid. Gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Gtn spray is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Gtn spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Gtn, the active ingredient, each time the button is pressed. It is to be used under your tongue and should not be inhaled. It is used to relieve the pain of an angina attack as soon as it has started. It is also used to prevent angina caused by exercise, emotional stress or exposure to cold.
Gtn is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Gtn is also readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, but due to its large breakdown (extensive first-pass metabolism) in the liver, its bioavailability (fraction of a given dose in an unchanged form that reaches the systemic circulation) is decreased.
Q. Does glyceryl trinitrate work like sildenafil?
Both sildenafil and glyceryl trinitrate work by dilation of blood vessels which helps in a better blood flow but the mechanisms are entirely different and they are used for different conditions. Sildenafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and glyceryl trinitrate is used for the treatment of chest pain. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for your disease conditions.
Gtn works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Headache is a side effect of Gtn and this can be due to the dilation of cerebral arteries (those arteries supplying different parts of the brain). It usually disappears within several days of continued treatment.
Gtn belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators. It acts by the release of nitric oxide which causes the dilatation (widening) of the blood vessels by relaxing its smooth muscles. This reduces the strain on the heart by making it easier to pump blood. In this manner, Gtn relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Gtn reduces the blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels and decreasing the workload of the heart. However, it is not used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
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