WHAT IS NITRODERM?
NITRODERM contains glyceryl trinitrate which belongs to a group of medicines called nitrates
WHAT NITRODERM IS USED FOR?
NITRODERM is used to prevent angina pectoris
Nitroderm TTS 5 Transdermal Patch is a patch that you stick on your skin. It used to treat and prevent heart-related chest pain (angina). The patch contains the medicine which is released from the patch and absorbed through the skin and into the blood vessels, so blood can flow more easily to the heart.
Nitroderm TTS 5 Transdermal Patch should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Follow the instructions given by your doctor before using it carefully. Read the leaflet which comes with the medicine carefully to make sure you are getting it right. You can develop tolerance to this medicine over time, which means that the same dose becomes less effective. You have to stick to a really specific dosing schedule to prevent this from happening.
most common side effect
The most common side effect of this medicine is nausea, vomiting, and headache. There are other, rarer side effects, some of them serious. Ask your doctor and read the leaflet which comes with the medicine to make sure you are keeping safe.
Do not use Nitroderm TTS 5 Transdermal Patch if you are taking medicines to treat high blood pressure in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension), or erectile dysfunction; or if you have anemia or glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye).
If you are affected by dizziness, avoid driving.
USES OF NITRODERM TTS TRANSDERMAL PATCH
- Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
BENEFITS OF NITRODERM TTS TRANSDERMAL PATCH
In Treatment of Angina (heart-related chest pain)
You should take this medicine at the first sign of chest pain. If the first tablet does not work, you can take a second tablet after 5 minutes. However, if your chest pain does not go away after 15 minutes, you should get urgent medical attention. This could be a sign of a heart attack. Nitroderm TTS 5 Transdermal Patch also helps prevent chest pain if taken before exercising or doing other strenuous activities.
SIDE EFFECTS OF NITRODERM TTS TRANSDERMAL PATCH
Common side effects of Nitroderm TTS
- Blurred vision
- Decreased blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
- Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
HOW TO USE NITRODERM TTS TRANSDERMAL PATCH
HOW NITRODERM TTS TRANSDERMAL PATCH WORKS
Q. Does the effect of Nitroderm TTS 5 Transdermal Patch wear off after sometime?
Q. What effect does Nitroderm 5 Transdermal Patch have on blood pressure?
Q. What does too much Nitroderm 5 Transdermal Patch do?
Excess Nitroderm 5 Transdermal Patch may result in low blood pressure, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, weak and fast pulse.
It may also cause weakness, lightheadedness on standing and the patient might even faint. The patient will require emergency medical treatment in such a case.