Nitrostat is one of the brand names for nitroglycerin, a prescription medication. It is used to help prevent angina attacks as well as reduce the pain of current angina attacks caused by coronary artery disease. Nitrostat is included in a class of medications known as vasodilators and nitrates. It works by relaxing your large blood vessels and opening up your smaller arteries and veins, which are found in your hands, feet, and close to your skin's surface. This allows oxygen and blood to flow more easily and reduce the workload of your heart. Nitrostat comes in the form of tablets or pills you put under your tongue (sublingual).
- Q What happens if I miss a dose of Nitrostat (nitroglycerin)?
- Q Why do I get headaches when taking Nitrostat?
- Q How soon after taking Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) will my symptoms improve?
- Q How should I take Nitrostat (nitroglycerin)?
- Q How does Nitrostat (nitroglycerin) treat angina?
- Q What are the side effects of Nitrostat (nitroglycerin)?