Review: could Nitroglycerin cause Ischaemic Stroke?


Summary

Ischaemic stroke is found among people who take Nitroglycerin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Coronary artery bypass . We study 23,986 people who have side effects while taking Nitroglycerin from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Ischaemic stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Ischaemic stroke and more.

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Nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin has active ingredients of nitroglycerin. It is often used in chest pain. (latest outcomes from Nitroglycerin 24,566 users)

Ischaemic Stroke

Ischaemic stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain) has been reported by people with death, subarachnoid haemorrhage, neurological decompensation, hypotension, speech impairment (adult) (latest reports from 7,460 Ischaemic stroke patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

23,986 people reported to have side effects when taking Nitroglycerin.
Among them, 40 people (0.17%) have Ischaemic Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nitroglycerin cause Ischaemic stroke?

Time on Nitroglycerin when people have Ischaemic Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ischaemic Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin *:

  • female: 25 %
  • male: 75 %

Age of people who have Ischaemic Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 5.71 %
  • 50-59: 22.86 %
  • 60+: 71.43 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (5 people)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (5 people)
  • Chest Pain (3 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (3 people)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (14 people)
  • Plavix (13 people)
  • Lasix (9 people)
  • Heparin (9 people)
  • Furosemide (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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