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Review: could Nitroglycerin cause Ischaemic stroke?

We study 24,024 people who have side effects while taking Nitroglycerin from FDA and social media. Among them, 45 have Ischaemic stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Ischaemic stroke and more.

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Nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin (latest outcomes from 24,156 users) has active ingredients of nitroglycerin. It is often used in chest pain.

Ischaemic stroke

Ischaemic stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain) (latest reports from 27,428 patients) has been reported by people with arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 28, 2014: 24,024 people reported to have side effects when taking Nitroglycerin. Among them, 45 people (0.19%) have Ischaemic Stroke. They amount to 0.16% of all the 27,428 people who have Ischaemic Stroke on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ischaemic stroke in Nitroglycerin reports

Time on Nitroglycerin when people have Ischaemic stroke * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ischaemic stroke100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Ischaemic stroke14.04%85.96%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ischaemic stroke0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.08%18.37%77.55%

Severity of Ischaemic stroke when taking Nitroglycerin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ischaemic stroke ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (5 people, 11.11%)
  2. Acute coronary syndrome (3 people, 6.67%)
  3. Chest pain (2 people, 4.44%)
  4. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (2 people, 4.44%)
  5. Cerebral haemorrhage (2 people, 4.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (15 people, 33.33%)
  2. Aspirin (15 people, 33.33%)
  3. Lopressor (14 people, 31.11%)
  4. Ativan (14 people, 31.11%)
  5. Furosemide (14 people, 31.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • The Nitroglycerin ointment gives me a headache with every use and I initially had chest pain before adjusting the dosage. I am interested in beginning to take the medicine "Metformin 500 mg." as it was prescribed to me and am concerned how these two drugs might interact. The Nitroglycerin is used PRN.

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    ChampDr on Jul, 18, 2014:

    I am not a Doctor. I had anal fissure. For anal fissure Diltiazem 2% Gel is the best. Nitroglycerin is expensive and the side effect of a pounding headache is unbearable. Kindly consult your Doctor prior to using.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Have had unidentified autoimmune disease for five years, elevated cardiac enzymes from coronary vasospasms, joint pain, arthritis, muscle weakness, muscle tears

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • In late October 2010 I suffered a massive stroke of the right MCA of my brain. I had 3 blood clots in the rt. side paralizing the whole Lt. side of my body speach, facial, mind. It was just terrifying. The team of ER,Surgeon's and Neurologists say was caused with out a doubt from Depo-Provera birth cantrol. I am a 25 year old female with no prior health history. Dont smoke dont drink. Two healthy deliveries both of my children. If it was not for my daughter and husband finding me I would have died laying on the floor so completely helpless. It was the first and last depo shot ever. We sould get together on this one and save some lives, some mothers, wives etc.... young gilrs stay away from this method there are other ways!

    Reply

    Valerie on May, 28, 2014:

    first I am so sorry to hear about how your life is turned to this from depo. I took depo for over 15 years. I stop seven years ago. Since that time my life and my body have deteriorated. I have been diagnosed with 3 or 4 types of arthritis. I have been diagnosed with geriatric osteoarthritis. I know that feeling of feeling like you've lost your entire life. I feel like I've lost part of myself or actually all of myself......and I feel like the medical community isn't listening to us....I recently fractured my hips from No apparent trauma. I no longer work and I really miss my work. Although I'm sorry to hear about what is going on with you I am glad that you are there it makes me feel less alone.

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    Sandra on May, 26, 2014:

    I am 41 years old and i suffered from a stroke May of 2014. Doctors did every test there was and have ruled that it was caused by the Depo shot. I had been on this shot off an on for over 12 years. This was a awful experience I first was having headaches which was being chucked off as migraines. If u start having bad headaches go in and ask for a contrast CTscan. I think there should be more warnings and more understanding of how long u should take the shot. More about the side affects. I have six kids and it really scared me and still does.

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    lisa on May, 4, 2013:

    welp, this is lisa again, the one from the original post. i just had another TIA yesturday. this shot has ruined my life. i quit counting strokes and TIA at about 7, the last one was in febuary. its going on 3 years now sence they gave me my one and only depo shot. i stopped having periods in febuary when i had another TIA. i have recently stopped going to the doctor, as i just keep getting worse and they cant help me!!! i have lost so much weight sence the shot and i have now what is called a "floppy colon" but no sergeons will touch me because my stroke risk is so high. there is no way i can describe all of the events i have had to go thru sence they gave me the shot almost 3 years ago. my husband cant work, my homeschooled daughter is growing up so fast from doing all my chores! unbelievable that this drug is leagal here in the USA. i feel like a guinie pig for the medical comunity, i have recently decided to stop going to the doctors and just put my life in GODS. hand. i just cant handle any more doctors and hospitals. me and my husband have had to talk about the most horrible things sence then, i am only 39, i should not be talking to my family about these things already, such as "do not resuscitate" and such, but this is what depo has done to my life!!!the ailsst

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