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Nitrovir 50mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Nitrovir Injection

Nitrovir 50mg Injection is an injectable medicine used for treating angina (heart-related chest pain) and heart failure. It may also be used to rapidly control high blood pressure during surgery, especially heart surgery and hypertensive emergency (severely increased blood pressure). It is administered under the supervision of a doctor with careful blood pressure monitoring. It should not be stopped abruptly. It may cause dizziness and headache as side effects initially, which improve with time.

Uses of Nitrovir Injection

Nitrovir Injection side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness

How to use Nitrovir Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Nitrovir Injection works

Nitrovir 50mg Injection 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).

Nitrovir Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Nitrovir 50mg Injection may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Nitrovir 50mg Injection 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
Nitrovir 50mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Nitrovir 50mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Nitrovir 50mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Nitrovir 50mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Nitrovir 50mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nitrovir Injection?

Nitrovir 50mg Injection is an injectable medicine used for treating heart-related chest pain (angina) and heart failure. It may also be used to rapidly control high blood pressure during surgery, especially heart surgery and hypertensive emergency (severely increased blood pressure). It is administered under the supervision of a doctor, with careful blood pressure monitoring. It should not be stopped abruptly. Dizziness and headache may be seen as side effects initially, which improve with time.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • It may cause headaches which usually go away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Nitrovir 50mg Injection as it may cause increased dizziness.
  • Stop taking sildenafil or Tadalafil like medication while on treatment with Nitrovir 50mg Injection as it may cause low blood pressure.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Nitrovir with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. Is Nitrovir harmful?

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

Q. Is Nitrovir a vasodilator?

Nitrovir 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 Nitrovir cause a headache?

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

Nitrovir 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, Nitrovir relieves pain in angina pectoris.

Q. How does Nitrovir reduce blood pressure?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Nitrovir.

Q. What if Nitrovir 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 Nitrovir?

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 Nitrovir. 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 Nitrovir 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 Nitrovir. Inform your doctor before starting Nitrovir 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 Nitrovir.

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References
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