Q. Can I take sildenafil if I am taking Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet?
No, you should not take sildenafil if you are taking Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet. Taking these two medicines together can cause an excessive fall in blood pressure, which may even be life-threatening.
Q. What effect does Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet have on blood pressure?
Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet 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 Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet wear off after sometime?
Yes, excessive use of Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet may cause tolerance which means that Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet 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 Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet.
Q. What does too much Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet do?
Excess Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet 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 Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet as I feel better now?
Stopping Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet 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 Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet stop heart attacks?
Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet 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. Nitrospan 6.4mg Tablet 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.