Medicine Overview of Nirowin Tablet
Side Effects of Nirowin are Headache, Lightheadedness.
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. Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet is a nitrate. It works by relaxing the blood vessels which decreases the oxygen demand of the heart and reduces its workload. It thus prevents/treats attacks of angina (chest pain).
In Depth Information on Nirowin Tablet
- Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
- You may develop tolerance to Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet 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 Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
Nirowin Tablet related warnings
Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Nirowin 2.6 mg Tablet, 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 about Nirowin Tablet
Nirowin belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What does Nirowin treat?
Nirowin 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.
Q. Is Nirowin a vasodilator?
Nirowin 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.
Q. How does Nirowin cause vasodilation?
Vasodilation with Nirowin 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.
Q. How is Nirowin is taken?
Nirowin 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).
Q. Is Nirowin a beta blocker?
Nirowin is not a beta blocker. Nirowin belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nirowin is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Nirowin is not a steroid. Nirowin belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What is Nirowin spray used for?
Nirowin 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.
Q. How does Nirowin spray work?
Nirowin spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Nirowin, 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.
Q. Why is Nirowin given sublingually?
Nirowin is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Nirowin 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.
Nirowin works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Q. Why does Nirowin cause a headache?
Headache is a side effect of Nirowin 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.
Q. How does Nirowin relieve angina pectoris?
Nirowin 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, Nirowin relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Q. How does Nirowin reduce blood pressure?
Nirowin 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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