Medicine Overview of Nitroderm TTS Patch
Uses of Nitroderm TTS Patch
Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
Side effects of Nitroderm TTS Patch
Headache, Dizziness, Flushing of face, Increased heart rate, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).
How to use Nitroderm TTS Patch
Use this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Remove the protective liner of the patch. Do not touch the sticky side. With sticky side down, place the patch evenly onto the skin.
How Nitroderm TTS Patch works
Nitroderm tts 5 patch 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 Nitroderm TTS Patch
Expert advice for Nitroderm TTS Patch
- Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
- You may develop tolerance to Nitroderm tts 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 Nitroderm tts 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 Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch
No interaction found
Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch 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.
Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch is probably safe to use during lactati+more
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired+more
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive....
Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch is probably safe to use in patients wi+more
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nitroderm TTS 5 Patch may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
There is limited information available on the use of Nitrode+more
rm TTS 5 Patch in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
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 Nitroderm TTS 25mg Patch
Frequently asked questions for Nitroglycerin / Glyceryl Trinitrate
Nitroderm tts belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nitroderm tts 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.
Nitroderm tts 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 Nitroderm tts 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.
Nitroderm tts 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).
Nitroderm tts is not a beta blocker. Nitroderm tts belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nitroderm tts is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Nitroderm tts is not a steroid. Nitroderm tts belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Nitroderm tts 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.
Nitroderm tts spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Nitroderm tts, 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.
Nitroderm tts is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Nitroderm tts 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.
Nitroderm tts works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Headache is a side effect of Nitroderm tts 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.
Nitroderm tts 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, Nitroderm tts relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Nitroderm tts 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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Substitutes for Nitroderm TTS
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