NITROSTAT- nitroglycerin tablet
Parke-Davis Div of Pfizer Inc
Read this information carefully before you start NITROSTAT® (NYE-troe-stat) and each time you refill your prescription. There may be new information. This information does not replace talking with your doctor. If you have any questions about NITROSTAT, ask your doctor. Your doctor will know if NITROSTAT is right for you.
What is NITROSTAT?
NITROSTAT is a type of medicine known as an organic nitrate and is a vasodilating agent. It is used to treat a type of chest pain called angina.
What is Angina?
Angina is a pain or discomfort that keeps coming back when part of your heart does not get enough blood. Angina feels like a pressing or squeezing pain, usually in your chest under the breastbone. Sometimes you can feel it in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaws, or back. NITROSTAT can relieve this pain.
Who should not use NITROSTAT?
Do not use NITROSTAT if you are allergic to organic nitrates (like the active ingredient in NITROSTAT).
You should not take NITROSTAT if you have the following conditions:
Do not take NITROSTAT with drugs for erectile dysfunction, like VIAGRA® (sildenafil citrate), CIALIS® (tadalafil), or LEVITRA® (vardenafil hydrochloride), as this may lead to extreme lowering of your blood pressure.
Do not take NITROSTAT if you take medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators which include riociguat, a medicine that treats pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic-thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
What should I tell my doctor before taking NITROSTAT?
Before using NITROSTAT, tell your doctor if:
How should I take NITROSTAT?
What should I avoid while taking NITROSTAT?
What are the possible side effects of NITROSTAT?
NITROSTAT may cause the following side effects:
NITROSTAT may cause a false test result of decreased serum cholesterol.
Tell your doctor if you are concerned about any side effects you experience. These are not all the possible side effects of NITROSTAT. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How do I store NITROSTAT?
NITROSTAT should be kept in the original glass container and tightly capped after each use to prevent loss of tablet potency.
Store NITROSTAT tablets at room temperature (between 68° and 77°F).
General advice about NITROSTAT
Sometimes doctors will prescribe a medicine for a condition that is not included in the patient information leaflets. Only use NITROSTAT the way your doctor told you to. Do not give NITROSTAT to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about NITROSTAT, or you can visit the Pfizer website at www.pfizer.com or call 1-800-438-1985.