What is Nitrostat?

The medical use of nitroglycerin is for the treatment of angina and heart failure. The chemical nitroglycerin is commonly referred to as "glyceryl trinitrate" or "GTN" in medicine to distinguish it from nitroglycerin as used as an explosive. However, the drug is often referred to as "nitro" colloquially.

Its use began with the experiments of William Murrell, which were reported in 1879. It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system. The mechanism of nitric oxide (NO) generation from GTN and the metabolic consequences of this bioactivation are not entirely understood.

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Is dark (green/black) foul-smelling stool expected with the use of Nitrostat tablets?

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Dark foul smelling stool is suggestive of an infection in the GI tract...

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I just had chest pain and took a Nitrostat pill. I forgot I was supposed to put this under my tongue and instead, I swallowed the pill. Will the...

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Nitrostat or nitroglycerine, is am arterial dilator which is commonly used for treating angina chest pain attacks.

It causes dilatation of...

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i have a five heart bypass 1996,17 years ago.ijust turned 65 now.recently igot a new doctor.he told me that i can't be fix anymore cause i got only...

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Sir I consider that you have symptoms of angina / chest pain, the reason of you going to your doctor. I would like to say that The number of grafts...

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