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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 Lasix, and have High blood pressure.

We study 24,029 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 has active ingredients of nitroglycerin. It is often used in chest pain. (latest outcomes from 24,161 Nitroglycerin users)

Ischaemic stroke

Ischaemic stroke (stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain) has been reported by people with arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 6,186 Ischaemic stroke patients)

On Mar, 2, 2015: 24,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Nitroglycerin. Among them, 45 people (0.19%) have Ischaemic Stroke.

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 * :

Ischaemic stroke14.04%85.96%

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

Ischaemic stroke0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.08%18.37%77.55%

Severity of Ischaemic stroke when taking Nitroglycerin ** :


How people recovered from Ischaemic stroke ** :


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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  • I carry nitrostat for emergency use, had a heart attack years ago. i haven't taken it in over 5+ years. if i take a cialis pill would it be safe to take nitrostat after 36 hours?
    Again, I haven't taken Nitrostat in 5+ years but carry it and Aspirin for emergency purposes. I had heart attack 10 years ago. I take Aspirin 325mg nightly, I sometimes take Cialis its affects last up to 36 hours for me. If I ever had to, would it be safe to take Nitrostat after the 24-36 hour after taking Cialis.
    Thank you.
  • I have primary hyperparathyroidism with an adenoma and an igm of 16. can you tell me if the study was ever done on this combination.
    Was given t-131 at age 16 and have virtually no thyroid gland.

    I also have systemic and coronary vasospasms that have caused heart damage, an unspecified autoimmune disease with elevated ANA, osteoporosis, normal calcium levels, parathyroid hormone of 117, an identified adenoma of the parathyroid, sarcoidosis, a lung nodule, and two coronary stents from damage during a heart catheterization, and an IgM of 16. I have been ill for about four years. I am a registered nurse and specialize in trauma and cardiac.
  • When did you recover from palpitations
    I started using nitroglycerin ointment for anal fissures from about a week ago, initially started to get minor headaches. later on noticed fatigue, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. discontinued the medicine since 3 days, went to urgent care to check out if everything was fine, the doctor did a bunch of tests (EKG, blood etc), everything checked out fine. i still have palpitations and today is the third day since i stopped nitroglycerin, how long will this stay in my blood stream and when can i expect a full recovery from these palpitations. Thanks so much in advance!
  • Having real bad chest pain after taking enbrel, should i be concerned
    I have been taking Enbrel for 4 weeks now, (sureclick 50 twice weekly), and have noticed that the chest pains have become very severe the last two times about 8 hours after the injection. Last nights chest pains were so severe that I took Nitro and kept my phone by me to call 911. My question is simply is this normal or should I be concerned? I have notice no other side effects.

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  • Achilles tendon rupture healed with nitroglycerin patches
    After taking Bactrim for a tooth implant for over two weeks a MRI by my doctor showed 60% of my Achilles tendon had been torn from my heel. Shooting pain at times while at rest and restricted movement of my foot. Doctor recommended surgery with a 6 month recovery period. Fortunately my friend in England who had a similar Achilles problem sent me the information on what they had used on his ruptured tendon. NITROCLYCERIN TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEM 0.2MG/HR. Each patch contains 18mg of nitroglycerin and is applied daily. Tendons need a good blood supply delivered to the tendon to heal and that is what the patches will do. I saw veins on my heel get larger and in 4 weeks I was healed and walking normally and pain free. From my ankle doctor to my GP all have marveled at the quick recovery with a good blood supply going to the injury. A recent article in AARP lauds the use of the patches on any tendon as they need blood supply and that is what the patches help deliver. I hope this information will help others as I was helped.

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  • Lin on Feb, 9, 2015:

    After my second shot of depo I had a TIA/stroke. I was only 28 athletic and very healthy. No heath issues at all. And to this day I have migraines with aura now, cant do patterns, vision issues, and can no longer ride on roller coasters or in the back seat of a car. Also my right cheek still has a slight droop.. I DO NOT recommend this shot to anyone. Shouldn't even be on the market.. And it took 1 whole year for my cycle to return afterwards. All the while I risked more strokes occurring..sorry to hear of anyone goimg through this!! My friend was on it for 10 years and now the bones in her back have deteriorated. She is 36 and has the back of an elderly person.


    lisa on Mar, 24, 2011:

    october 29, 2010 i got my first and only depo shot from my doctor to try to help ovarian cysts from comming back. i suffered major strokes and one minor strokes on all 3 period dates on the depo shot. it took over 3/4 of my front left lobe. i felt horrible the day after the shot and my doctor said it should go away after 2 weeks...19 days later was no first stroke, one in december and one in january. all 5 of my specialist say it was the depo shot. it made my protein c go through the roof as well as my whole blood systym being totally out of wack. 3 weeks after the depo shot was supposed to be out of my body my hemotoligist did another blood test and found all of my levels are back to normal. 2 months later i have yet to have a period, but i bleed the whole time on depo, serious nasty clots.i thank GOD i had the strokes at night so my husband could rush me to the hospital. i have serious consequences from the shot as well as a lot of work to regain some of what i lost. i dont even remember how to multyply or divide and i have 3 years of college under my belt. it was a horrifying thing i went through!


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