Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet

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Composition for Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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₹122.62/Tablet
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Medicine Overview of Nitrogard Tablet

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Uses of Nitrogard Tablet

Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet is used in the treatment of chest pain (angina).
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Side effects of Nitrogard Tablet

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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 Nitrogard 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 Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Nitrogard Tablet works

Nitrogard 2.6mg tablet 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 Nitrogard Tablet

Expert advice for Nitrogard Tablet

  • Do not take glyceryl trinitrate tablets, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to glyceryl trinitrate.
  • Consult your doctor, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking glyceryl trinitrate.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy or dizzy. If affected, do not drive or operate machines.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet 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
Nitrogard 2.6mg 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.
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Lactation
SAFE
Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Hum
an studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tire
d, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be exercised in cases of severe renal impairment;
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Liver
SAFE
Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver
disease. No dose adjustment of Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet is recommended.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Tazzle 20mg Tablet, ED Save 20mg Disintegrating Strip, Cialis 10mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Nitrogard 2.6mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Glyceryl Trinitrate

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