Review: could Nitroglycerin cause Stroke?


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Nitroglycerin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Plavix, and have Coronary artery bypass . We study 24,231 people who have side effects while taking Nitroglycerin from FDA and social media. Among them, 791 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have 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 29,723 users)

Stroke

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 170,402 Stroke patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

24,231 people reported to have side effects when taking Nitroglycerin.
Among them, 791 people (3.26%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Nitroglycerin cause Stroke?

Time on Nitroglycerin when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 96.97 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.03 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin *:

  • female: 50.9 %
  • male: 49.1 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Nitroglycerin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.86 %
  • 30-39: 1.73 %
  • 40-49: 7.06 %
  • 50-59: 24.78 %
  • 60+: 65.56 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Plavix (257 people, 32.49%)
  • Lasix (241 people, 30.47%)
  • Aspirin (237 people, 29.96%)
  • Trasylol (214 people, 27.05%)
  • Heparin (205 people, 25.92%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Nitroglycerin, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Coronary Artery Bypass (183 people, 23.14%)
  • High Blood Pressure (82 people, 10.37%)
  • Pain (72 people, 9.10%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (54 people, 6.83%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (49 people, 6.19%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (369 people, 46.65%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (325 people, 41.09%)
  • Injury (253 people, 31.98%)
  • Acute Kidney Failure (222 people, 28.07%)
  • Fear (192 people, 24.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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