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What is Tridil infusion?

What is Tridil infusion?

Tridil Overview Nitroglycerin is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent episodes of angina (sudden chest pain). Nitroglycerin belongs to a group of drugs called nitrates which work by relaxing (widening) blood vessels making it easier for the heart to pump blood.

What are the side effects of nitroglycerin?

Side Effects Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, flushing, and burning/tingling under the tongue may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Headache is often a sign that this medication is working.

What kind of drug is nitroglycerin?

Nitroglycerin is in a class of medications called vasodilators. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not need to work as hard and therefore does not need as much oxygen.

What is Nitro shot?

NITROGLYCERIN (nye troe GLI ser in) is a type of vasodilator. It relaxes blood vessels, increasing the blood and oxygen supply to your heart. This medicine is used to relieve chest pain caused by angina that does not respond to oral treatment.

How do you calculate NTG infusion?

Initially, 0.25 to 0.5 mcg/kg/minute continuous IV infusion. Titrate by 1 mcg/kg/minute IV every 15 to 20 minutes as tolerated. The usual dosage range is 1 to 5 mcg/kg/minute. Usual Max: 10 mcg/kg/minute ; however, rates up to 20 mcg/kg/minute have been used.

When should I stop NTG infusion?

Maximum dose is 200 mcg/min. E. If systolic BP falls below 90 mmHg during titration, decrease the drip rate by 10 mcg/min and give a NS IV/IO fluid bolus up to 1 liter, wide open. If BP remains below 90 mmHg, discontinue drip.

Can taking nitroglycerin hurt you?

Headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, and flushing may occur as your body adjusts to this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Headache is often a sign that this medication is working.

Is it OK to take nitroglycerin every day?

You should take the extended-release capsule first thing in the morning and follow the same schedule each day. This medicine works best if you have a “drug-free” period of time every day when you do not take it. Your doctor will schedule your doses during the day to allow for a drug-free time.

What happens if you inject nitroglycerin?

SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, dizziness, unusual weakness, nausea, vomiting and sweating may occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Unlikely but report promptly: fainting, loss of bowel or bladder control, unusually slow or fast heartbeat, vision problems.

Can nitroglycerin be used for high blood pressure?

Nitroglycerin injection is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) during surgery or to control congestive heart failure in patients who have had a heart attack. It may also be used to produce hypotension (low blood pressure) during surgery.

What is the primary action of nitroglycerin?

The principal pharmacological action of nitroglycerin is relaxation of vascular smooth muscle. Although venous effects predominate, nitroglycerin produces, in a dose-related manner, dilation of both arterial and venous beds.