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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 24,030 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 24,162 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 May, 13, 2015: 24,030 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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  • have Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , I was sad my brother passed away and went to our ER so I can get some meds to sleep better, instead the nurse said I was having a heart attack because my heart enzymes were elevated (which is common in HOCM patients ) I had no chest pain or symptoms just a broken heart sad family member passed away and I needed to beable to sleep at night. nurse refused to accept my knowledge of hocm and forced me to take nitrogysin . 1 yr and half later , my cardiologist check up asked me why my heart pump deteriorated SO FAST when nothing was wrong with it a yr prior as I go for check ups reg. I feel nitrogycin damged my heart muscle and pump. to the max . im in heart failure now.i was told NOT to take that med no more ever and have a doctor call my cardiolisgist if need to be


  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • 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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