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Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR


Overview

Introduction of Nitrolong Tablet CR

Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR 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.

Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR 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.

Uses of Nitrolong Tablet CR

Nitrolong Tablet CR side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Nitrolong Tablet CR

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. Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Nitrolong Tablet CR works

Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR 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).

Nitrolong Tablet CR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nitrolong Tablet CR?

If you miss a dose of Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR, 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

  • You have been prescribed Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (angina).
  • Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR 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 Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR 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 Nitrolong 6.4 Tablet CR as it may cause low blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nitrolong with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
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Brand(s): Cholipan
MODERATE
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MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Nitrolong

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FAQs

Q. Is Nitrolong harmful?

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

Q. Is Nitrolong a vasodilator?

Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong cause a headache?

Headache is a side effect of Nitrolong. 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 Nitrolong relieve angina pectoris?

Nitrolong 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, Nitrolong relieves pain in angina pectoris.

Q. How does Nitrolong reduce blood pressure?

Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong a strong antibiotic? Which infections does it treat?

Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong effective against bacteria only? Can it be used for any type of bacterial infection?

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

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

Seizures or fits have been reported with the use of Nitrolong. 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 Nitrolong, still she had an episode of seizure. Why?

Your friend should have communicated to the doctor that she was receiving valproic acid for epilepsy. Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong?

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 Nitrolong.

Q. What if Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong?

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 Nitrolong. 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 Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong. Inform your doctor before starting Nitrolong 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 Nitrolong.

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