Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR

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Composition for Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR

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Medicine Overview of Nitract Capsule SR

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Uses of Nitract Capsule SR

Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Nitract Capsule SR

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Headache, Dizziness, Flushing of face, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

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How to use Nitract Capsule SR

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. Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nitract Capsule SR works

Nitract 6.5mg capsule sr is a nitrate.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 Nitract Capsule SR

Expert advice for Nitract Capsule SR

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Nitract 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 Nitract may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR may cause symptoms such as flushing
, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR 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.
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Lactation
Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, ti
red, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR is probably safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Nitract
6.5mg Capsule SR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Tazzle 20mg Tablet, Cialis 10mg Tablet, Tadgo 20mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Nitract 6.5mg Capsule SR

Frequently asked questions for Nitroglycerin / Glyceryl Trinitrate

Nitract belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nitract 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.
Nitract 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 Nitract 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.
Nitract 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).
Nitract is not a beta blocker. Nitract belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nitract is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Nitract is not a steroid. Nitract belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nitract 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.
Nitract spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Nitract, 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.
Nitract is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Nitract 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.
Nitract works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Headache is a side effect of Nitract 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.
Nitract 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, Nitract relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Nitract 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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