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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

A nitrate, Nitroglycerin treats high blood pressure during surgery. It also treats chest pain and prevents heart failure associated with heart attack. It functions by widening the blood vessels allowing more blood to flow smoothly.

Ensure to notify your doctor if you experience any side effects such as light-headedness, headache, dizziness, hives, trouble breathing, skin rash, drying of mouth, skin paleness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting and swelling of facial features.

Don’t use this medication if you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Nitroglycerin or you have bleeding in the brain or stroke. Before using this medication notify your doctor if: you are an alcoholic, you have history of thyroid or heart disorders, you have low blood pressure or anemia, you are allergic to any food or medicine or substance, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant or are nursing a baby.

The usual dose in adults for treating angina pectoris is 5 mcg given continuously via IV infusion. The dosage for this medication should be ideally prescribed by the doctor based on your medical history and current condition.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Cardiologist before using this medicine.

chest pain (angina)

In addition to its intended effect, Nitroglycerin may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.


Increased heart rate

Flushing of face

Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing).

Is It safe with alcohol?

Nestin 6.4mg tablet cr may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Nestin 6.4mg tablet cr may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Nestin 6.4mg tablet cr is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Patients should not drive or operate machinery if they get affected symptoms like dizziness.

Does this affect kidney function?

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Nitroglycerin, 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.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Nitroglycerin as ingredient
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
BioGeniccs Pharmaceuticals
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Modi Mundi Pharma Pvt Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alde Medi Impex Ltd
Sympar Life Sciences
Oscar Remedies Pvt Ltd
Mefro Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Oscar Remedies Pvt Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Alde Medi Impex Ltd
Corazon Pharma Pvt Ltd
Corazon Pharma Pvt Ltd
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nitroglycerin is a vasodilator that is used to treat angina, or chest pain, caused by heart diseases such as Coronary Artery Disease. Nitroglycerin is converted into Nitric Oxide (NO) in the blood and activates guanylyl cyclase which increases the cGMP concentration and results in smooth muscle relaxation.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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