Q. Can I take sildenafil if I am taking New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR?
No, you should not take sildenafil if you are taking New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR. Taking these two medicines together can cause an excessive fall in blood pressure, which may even be life-threatening.
Q. What effect does New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR have on blood pressure?
New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR decreases the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels, but is not recommended for the treatment of high blood pressure. The drop in blood pressure may cause lightheadedness, especially when changing your position suddenly.
Q. Does the effect of New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR wear off after sometime?
Yes, excessive use of New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may cause tolerance which means that New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may lose its effectiveness on you. Therefore, usually the doctors prescribe the smallest dose required for effective relief of acute angina attack. This helps maintain the effectiveness of New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR.
Q. What does too much New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR do?
Excess New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR may result in low blood pressure, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, weak and fast pulse. It may also cause weakness, lightheadedness on standing and the patient might even faint. The patient will require emergency medical treatment in such a case.
Q. Can I stop using New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR as I feel better now?
Stopping New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR suddenly may bring on attacks of angina, especially if you have been using it for several weeks or more. Talk to your doctor who will advise you to reduce the dose gradually over 4 to 6 weeks before you stop using it completely.
Q. Does New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR stop heart attacks?
New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR is prescribed to prevent attacks of heart-related chest pain (angina) in patients with coronary artery disease. In this disease the blood vessels (coronary arteries) which supply blood to the heart become narrowed because of which the heart has to work harder to get enough oxygen. New GTN 2.6 Tablet CR prevents angina by relaxing the blood vessels so that the heart does not have to work very hard. Also, relaxation of coronary arteries increases the oxygen supply to the heart.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 9th Jul 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.