Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR

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Medicine Overview of Winitro Tablet CR

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Uses of Winitro Tablet CR

Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR is used in the treatment of chest pain (Angina).
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Side effects of Winitro Tablet CR

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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 Winitro 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR at a fixed time.

How Winitro Tablet CR works

Winitro 2.6mg tablet cr is in a group of drugs called nitrates. It 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 Winitro Tablet CR

Expert advice for Winitro Tablet CR

  • Headache (‘nitrate headache’) may occur but should go away after a few days of continued treatment.
  • You may develop tolerance to Winitro with time, meaning that the same dose may be less effective next time. Follow the prescribed dosing schedule to avoid this.
  • Eat healthy (low-fat, high-fibre, low-sodium diet), quit smoking, limit alcohol intake, increase your physical activity, watch your weight, and reduce stress.
  • Notify your doctor about other medicines (eg. sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil) that you are taking as Winitro may interact with them and cause a serious fall in blood pressure. This may lead to collapse, unconsciousness and could be fatal.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR 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
Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR 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
Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tir
ed, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients
with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Winitro
2.6mg Tablet CR in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tazzle 10mg Tablet, Pah 20mg Tablet, Tazzle 20mg Tablet, Cialis 10mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Nitroglycerin / 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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Winitro 2.6mg Tablet CR

Frequently asked questions for Nitroglycerin / Glyceryl Trinitrate

Winitro belongs to a group of medicines called nitrate vasodilators.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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