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Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Nitrolen Tablet

Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet is a medicine used in management of angina (heart-related chest pain) caused due to narrowing of blood vessels of the heart. It is only useful in preventing an episode of angina and does not work well once the chest pain has already started. This medicine should be used along with lifestyle changes like healthy diet, regular exercise, and smoking cessation for best results. It must be taken strictly as per the dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor. It should not be stopped abruptly. It may cause dizziness and headache as side effects initially, which improve with time.

Nitrolen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Nitrolen 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. Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nitrolen Tablet works

Nitrolen 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).

Nitrolen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Nitrolen 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.
Driving
Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nitrolen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Nitrolen 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
  • You may develop tolerance to Nitrolen 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.
  • Stop taking sildenafil or Tadalafil like medication while on treatment with Nitrolen 2.6 mg Tablet as it may cause low blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. Is Nitrolen harmful?

Nitrolen is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Nitrolen a vasodilator?

Nitrolen 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. Why does Nitrolen cause a headache?

Headache is a side effect of Nitrolen. The headache could 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 Nitrolen relieve angina pectoris?

Nitrolen 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 and relaxes the muscles. This reduces the strain on the heart by making it easier to pump blood. In this manner, Nitrolen relieves pain in angina pectoris.

Q. How does Nitrolen reduce blood pressure?

Nitrolen 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.

Q. Is Nitrolen a strong antibiotic? Which infections does it treat?

Nitrolen is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. This means that it is used to treat a variety of bacterial infections. It is used to treat infection affecting the lungs (pneumonia) and complicated infections of the urinary tract, abdomen, and skin and soft tissue infections. It also treats bacterial infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and infections that occur during or after delivery.

Q. Is Nitrolen effective against bacteria only? Can it be used for any type of bacterial infection?

Yes, Nitrolen is effective against bacteria only but not all bacteria. It is not effective against virus or fungi. Nitrolen is effective against some bacteria which include Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. viridans group, etc. Nitrolen should only be used to treat or prevent infections against which it is effective.

Q. My cousin was receiving Nitrolen for severe skin infection when she had a fit and Nitrolen was stopped. Was the fit due to Nitrolen?

Seizures or fits have been reported with the use of Nitrolen. However, fits are more likely to occur in patients with a history of seizures or a brain lesion (wound, ulcer, abscess, or tumor) or patients having bacterial meningitis or compromised kidney function.

Q. My friend has a history of epilepsy and she was on valproic acid while receiving treatment with Nitrolen, still she had an episode of seizure. Why?

Your friend should have communicated to the doctor that she was receiving valproic acid for epilepsy. Nitrolen interferes with the working of valproic acid, making it less effective. It is because of this that she had an episode of seizure. Generally, in cases like these, the doctor prescribes a different medicine.

Q. For how long will I need to take Nitrolen?

The length of the treatment will be decided by your doctor, depending on your general health, the type of infection you have and how well you respond to Nitrolen.

Q. What if Nitrolen does not suit me?

It is common to have minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headache but generally these settle down. If the side effects bother you, tell your doctor immediately. The doctor will give you an alternative medicine. Serious side effects are very rare. In case you develop serious side effects, seek immediate medical advice.

Q. Does it matter if I miss or stop Nitrolen?

It is important that you do not stop the treatment without consulting your doctor. Stopping the treatment may bring back the infection or you may develop resistance to Nitrolen. The same applies if you are forgetful in taking the suggested doses. It is recommended that you do not miss doses. If you do, take the missed dose as soon as you can and take the next dose as planned so that you stick to the same overall daily dose.

Q. Even though Nitrolen is used for skin infections, can it cause any skin-related problems?

Serious skin reactions are rare, but these have been reported with the use of Nitrolen. Inform your doctor before starting Nitrolen if you are allergic to a medicine or any antibiotic. These serious skin reactions are type of allergic reactions, but they can endanger life. So, if you notice any rash along with fever or peeling of skin, you should alert your doctor who will immediately discontinue Nitrolen.

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