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What Are The Signs To Look After Post Consumption Of Overdosed Nitroglycerin?

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Posted on Fri, 6 Feb 2015
Question: Is it possible to overdose someone with nitroglycerin tables, and if so what are the signs. is there a test to detect an overdose? would a regular test show signs of overdose
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Signs of severe hypotension

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1 . It is possible to overdose with nitroglycerin.

2. Signs of overdose include severe hypotension and circulatory shock.

Hope it answered to your queries!
Dr.Benard
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Benard Shehu (2 hours later)
you only answered half of my question! again, is it possible to detect with a specific
blood test. and would it show up if the dr. was NOT looking for it
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Answered by Dr. Benard Shehu (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There's no specific blood test to detect nitroglycerine overdose...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Unfortunately there's no specific blood test to detect possible overdose from nitroglycerine. This is why i mentioned only side effects and intoxication sign.

Wish you health!
Dr. Benard
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Are The Signs To Look After Post Consumption Of Overdosed Nitroglycerin?

Brief Answer: Signs of severe hypotension Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. 1 . It is possible to overdose with nitroglycerin. 2. Signs of overdose include severe hypotension and circulatory shock. Hope it answered to your queries! Dr.Benard