Medicine Overview of Winitro Tablet CR
Side Effects of Winitro are Headache, Lightheadedness.
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. Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Winitro 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).
In Depth Information on Winitro Tablet CR
- You have been prescribed Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet for the prevention and treatment of heart-related chest pain (Angina).
- Do not swallow, suck or chew the tablet. Place it under the tongue and allow it to dissolve slowly.
Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Do not consume alcohol while taking Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet as it may cause increased dizziness.
- It may cause headaches but usually goes away after a few days of continued treatment. Inform your doctor if it persists.
- You may develop tolerance to Winitro 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.
Winitro Tablet CR related warnings
Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Winitro 2.6 mg 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.
Winitro 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.
Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Winitro 2.6 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Winitro 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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Frequently asked questions about Winitro Tablet CR
Winitro belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What does Winitro treat?
Winitro 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.
Q. Is Winitro a vasodilator?
Winitro 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. How does Winitro cause vasodilation?
Vasodilation with Winitro 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.
Q. How is Winitro is taken?
Winitro 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).
Q. Is Winitro a beta blocker?
Winitro is not a beta blocker. Winitro belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Winitro is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Winitro is not a steroid. Winitro belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
Q. What is Winitro spray used for?
Winitro 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.
Q. How does Winitro spray work?
Winitro spray is a metered aerosol which delivers a fixed amount of Winitro, 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.
Q. Why is Winitro given sublingually?
Winitro is given sublingually because it is readily absorbed from the oral mucosa. Winitro 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.
Winitro works if taken in a dose for the time for which it is advised by your doctor.
Q. Why does Winitro cause a headache?
Headache is a side effect of Winitro 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.
Q. How does Winitro relieve angina pectoris?
Winitro 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, Winitro relieves pain in angina pectoris.
Q. How does Winitro reduce blood pressure?
Winitro 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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