Review: could Nitroglycerin cause Stroke?
Summary: 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 High blood pressure.
We study 24,028 people who have side effects while taking Nitroglycerin from FDA and social media. Among them, 779 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have 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)
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 93,279 Stroke patients)
On Feb, 4, 2015: 24,028 people reported to have side effects when taking Nitroglycerin. Among them, 779 people (3.24%) have Stroke.
Time on Nitroglycerin when people have Stroke * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin * :
Age of people who have Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin ** :
How people recovered from Stroke ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (99 people, 12.71%)
- Pain (96 people, 12.32%)
- Multiple myeloma (64 people, 8.22%)
- Anxiety (58 people, 7.45%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (40 people, 5.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (318 people, 40.82%)
- Plavix (283 people, 36.33%)
- Lasix (274 people, 35.17%)
- Trasylol (260 people, 33.38%)
- Heparin (243 people, 31.19%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Has anyone taking eliquis suffered from itching? not rashes, jsut irritating itching? (1 answer)
Going crazy with itching since starting eilquis..Doctors insist that's not a side effect. I insist since it's happening to me, it IS, even if it was never documented when in trials. Since it' happening to me, a patient, than I consider it a side effect. Anyone else???
- 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.
- 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.
- I had a tia stroke. i was given norvasc, plavix, & benicar with aspirin. i'm having chest pains while on these meds. is this normal?
I've been on the three drugs above only a few days. I'm feeling weak, @ wrung out. I'm also experiencing chest pain that goes all the way to the back. I feel better if I sit in a chair with a backing on it.
- 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!
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- Had nms in 2005, will trileptal increase chance of recurrence?
In 2005 I had NMS, which was not detected by my drs for 4 months. I'd been on Lexapro & Seroquel for 2 yrs, but was weaned from Lexapro & placed on Lamictal 3/05. Began getting low-grade fevers, which I was told were not caused by the Lamictal. I quit taking it anyway, fevers (along with uncontrollable shivering) continued & got higher. By 5/05 my temps were reaching 105 deg F. Husband said I became combative, refused to go to hospital. Early June/05 he came home to find me wrapped in blankets, with a temp over 105 F. He tried to place me in a tub of cold water, said I was rigid & screamed when he tried to move me. I was in the tub, speaking "in tongues" (his description, I have no memory of this). He called 911, took me to hospital. I woke, no idea where I was or why. After a lumbar puncture & 2 days in ICU I went home. The fevers continued...2 weeks later he came home to find me wrapped in sheets, towels, blankets, with the heat on full (it was in the 90's outside) he called ambulance again. I awoke to find myself under an ice blanket with nurses pushing large vials of dantrolene into both arms, several liters. Another LP, a stint in ICU...this time they told me it was NMS. The dr who dxd me said he was surprised I was alive, & not a vegetable, as my temp had peaked at 109 deg F. I suffered brain damage; short-term memory loss, brain can't control my body temp, my blood pressure went up. An arteriogram showed completely healthy heart & arteries, no plaque at all. I lost all body fat as well as some muscle mass. The fevers continued even after stopping the Seroquel. I visited my PCP for a checkup in 9/05, temp was normal. I started shuddering, my temp went up a full degree every 5 minutes. PCP admitted me to ER, my heart rate was over 272 B/M; they stopped my heart 3 times to "reset" it, which didn't work. I spent 3 days in hospital. Several months later my P doc tried me on Lamictal alone; I got Stevens-Johnson syndrome. I stopped the drug as soon as the signs appeared. I've been untreated, except for Neurontin & Primidone, until my manic episodes became unlivable. 3 weeks ago I went 8 days with no sleep, became psychotic. My P doc gave me Trileptal, which has evened my moods, but I've been getting low-grade fevers (highest was 103.6). Would having had NMS in the past make me more prone to falling to it again with the Trileptal? It's the only new med I've taken in over a year.
- 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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Andy on Nov, 18, 2014:
My wife was given ciprofloxacin to prevent infection during a knee replacement. She seemed strange to me but the nurses thought it might be the anesthetic. They kept treating her when she went to a nursing home for rehabilitation. She got much worse having hallucinations. Eventually I realized what the cause was (the nursing home thought she had a UTI) and had them stop treating her. After she was released for some time she would fall over getting into bed. It was only much later (years) that I sought treatment for what I thought was attention deficit. The neurologist ordered a cat scan and noticed many mini strokes .
Pat on Apr, 11, 2012:
I am 67 yrs.,was on Cipro for 5days-had a transient cerabral ischemia (they called it a mini stroke or a TIA. Went to ER-was talking "gibberish" and had trouble walking normal.Thank the Good Lord I am ok now but the DR. wants me on Aggrenox. I can't help think that Cipro might have had something to do with this.
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