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User Reviews for Nitroglycerin to treat Angina

Also known as: Nitrostat, Rectiv, Nitro-Bid, Nitro-Dur, Nitrolingual Pumpspray, Nitrostat Tablets, Minitran, Nitro-Time NitroMist Deponit Nitro TD Patch-A GoNitro …show all brand names

Nitroglycerin has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings for the treatment of Angina. 88% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.

Nitroglycerin Rating Summary

8.6/10 average rating

8 ratings from 8 user reviews.

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Anonymous March 7, 2010

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin): “My cardiologist recommend this drug to relieve shortness of breath at night due to atrial fibrillation. The sublingual 0.4 mg tablet gives a slight burning sensation under the tongue, which is not uncomfortable. A slight headache was felt on the forehead but was of short duration. The immediate dilation of the blood vessels achieves relief within one minute. Very positive results.”

8 / 10
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Principe February 24, 2016

“I have had heart disease for many years and always have a bottle (tiny!) of sub-lingual nitros in my pocket. When I feel chest pain, one under the tongue and the pain goes away, in my case, every time. The nitro works very quickly to dilate your blood vessels allowing more blood and oxygen to get to your heart muscle. Ask your doctor how to proceed should one pill not relieve the pain. Sub-linguals have a limited life once the bottle is opened the first time, about 3-6 months. If you find yourself using all the pills within that time (25 tiny tablets, typically), then they are best. If you only need it occasionally, get the pump spray as it has a much longer life. It is, however, more expensive.”

10 / 10
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virbull · Taken for 10 years or more April 18, 2020

Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nitroglycerin): “I have used nitrolingual spray for about 10 years now and hate going out anywhere without it. Just a note though. On the bottle it says "200 doses" ..... absolutely no way. Further, about 8mm height of the liquid is left in each bottle and not able to be dispensed. Surely a better designed bottle/dispenser is not that hard to come up with. That's probably over 300mm in depth wasted over the 10 years I have used the product. Plus, I will be out walking and need the spray. Seeing there seems to be plenty in the bottle I take it with me. Everytime I get caught and am not able to spray any of the product.”

9 / 10
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Ardleystar March 27, 2012

“This spray is very effective in eradicating nocturnal angina pain and as a precursor to physical exercise thereby inhibiting pain. Very effective pain reliever in a convenient delivery system, fantastic!”

10 / 10
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K9 December 2, 2020

“The only variable in my routine is that I took Valerian Root to help me sleep. I have been using it for a week following the directions on the bottle. It wasn't having any affect helping me sleep so I increased the dose. Within 30 minutes of taking it my heart symptoms started, severe pain etc. I decided to try nitroglycerin instead of calling an ambulance for several reasons including not wanting to get COVID at the hospital. It mostly relieved the chest pain, but only temporarily so I took more nitroglycerin for a total of 4 times, one pill at a time with the same results. After 6 hours the pain went away. I am not going to take Valerian Root again and I hope that I won't experience chest pain. Today I feel horrible, dull headache, tingling hands, listless, out of it mentally, and sluggish physically. But no more chest pain. I attribute these feelings to nitroglycerin.”

6 / 10
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Quando62 · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 14, 2015

Nitrostat (nitroglycerin): “There should be a WARNING on this, NOT to take while driving. Can make you extremely dizzy, spaced out, eye pain, etc.”

8 / 10
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grandmaelsie5 April 3, 2008

Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nitroglycerin): “Nitrolingual pumpspray is the best thing to come along in awile. It is so more convenient than the nitr-pills. Taste alot better too.”

10 / 10
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Uncle Norm May 31, 2008

Nitrolingual Pumpspray (nitroglycerin): “It works great, especially for night pain. Have it on the night stand, close and handy.”

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