Nitro 2.6 MG Tablet

Manufactured byThree Dots Lifescience
Description

Nitro 2.6 MG Tablet is an effective medicine to prevent and treat chest pain (angina). Angina is caused due to the narrowing of blood vessels that carries blood to the heart muscle. It is used in various forms viz. sublingual tablets, patches, sprays, injections.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Nitro 2.6 MG Tablet

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Swelling of the eyes, ears, and inside of nose
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Change in heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Flushing
  • Severe chest pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Pale and clammy skin

Uses of Nitro 2.6 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Angina pectoris
  • Hypertension during surgeries
  • Chronic anal fissures
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of oral administration. However, this time is subject to vary depending on the route of administration. The effect of this medicine can be observed within minutes of intravenous administration and takes about 30-60 when administered topically.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours upon oral administration. This time duration is subject to variations depending on the route of administration.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    The use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    The use of this medicine is not recommended by breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to glyceryl trinitrate or any nitrate-containing medicines.

Anemia

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have anemia or low levels of hemoglobin in the blood.

Glaucoma

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an eye condition called closed angle glaucoma.

Obstructive heart disease

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a condition where the blood vessels in the heart have blockage due to swelling or narrowing.

Head trauma/ Increased intracranial pressure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having a severe head injury or the pressure in the brain is elevated.

Medicine for erectile dysfunction

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are taking medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. One of the most commonly used medicines for this condition is viagra (sildenafil),

Heparin

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are being given Heparin for correcting any blood clotting disorder.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

The use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended unless necessary and the benefits outweigh the risks involved with use. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

The use of this medicine is not recommended by breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Other diseaes

Report the incidence of all other diseases of the heart, lung, thyroid, kidney, liver etc to the doctor before receiving this medicine. All these conditions should be taken into consideration to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine.

Fall in blood pressure

Use of this medicine can cause a fall in blood pressure in general and may make you feel dizzy especially while getting up from lying or sitting position (Postural hypotension).

Drowsiness

Use of this medicine can cause drowsiness and affect the ability to drive or operate heavy machinery. Refrain from performing tasks that require a high level of mental alertness after taking this medicine.

Withdrawal symptoms

Use of this medicine should not be stopped abruptly as the patient is likely to experience some discomfort.

Chest pain due to other reasons

Use of this medicine to treat chest pain associated with other causes like Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart muscles) is not recommended. The pain may worsen if this medicine is used.

Nitrate free interval

The likelihood of development of drug tolerance is very high if this medicine is taken very regularly. A minimal amount of nitrate free time to avoid tolerance is 10-12 hr/day. The tolerance developed is in general for nitrates and may affect other medicines containing nitrates (cross-tolerance).

Methemoglobinemia

Use of this medicine may affect the red blood cells and cause changes in the hemoglobin resulting in blue colored skin, headache, fatigue, lack of energy etc. Use of this medicine should be discontinued if any such signs and symptoms are experienced.

Form and route of administration

This medicine is available in many forms which can be administered via different routes. You are advised to not change the form and route of administration without consulting a doctor

Allergy to other components

Other components present along with different forms of this medicine may potentially cause an allergic reaction or adverse effects in some people. The intravenous form may contain dextrose and should be carefully administered in diabetics. Similarly, the oral form may contain lactose and may cause an allergic reaction in lactose intolerant people.

Missed Dose

Contact your doctor immediately if you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include headache, confusion, fever, change in the heart beat, nausea, vomiting etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Use of alcohol may increase the risk of adverse effects and cause excessive sedation and fall in blood pressure.

Instructions

Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Amitriptyline

Amlodipine

Prilocaine

Sildenafil

Riociguat

Dihydroergotamine

Heparin

Disease interactions

Acute myocardial infarction

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from a heart attack or heart failure. The use should be preceded by suitable clinical examinations to ensure safe and effective use.

Anemia

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from anemia as the risk of adverse effects are significantly high. Appropriate dose adjustment and safety monitoring must be done in such cases.

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients who have low blood pressure. The risk of further lowering of blood pressure and associated adverse effects are significantly high.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Nitro 2.6 MG Tablet as instructed by the doctor. The dosage form and route of administration prescribed are specific to your conditions and all related instructions should be followed while using this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels and by reducing the workload on the heart.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antianginal agents, Vasodilators

Schedule

Schedule H

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