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    Nitro Pills
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    beldisar2142 posted:
    not sure of this. had ekg couple of days ago, came back abnormal. given nitro pills. no sharp pains but sort of cramps in chest. not bad pain. should these pills be used for sharp pain. pain no where's near what were awhile ago. just uncomfortable. aspirins should work. dr said to take pills when having chest pains. these aren't pains just annoying.
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    "Had ekg couple of days ago, came back abnormal"

    What abnormality did it show?

    "Should these pills be used for sharp pain, pain nowhere near what were a while ago, just uncomfortable."

    The pills should be used as directed by your doctor.

    "Aspirins should work"

    Not necessarily, especially in the case if one is resistant to the drug.

    "Dr. said to take pills when having chest pains. These aren't pains, just annoying."

    Well, as reported, worst case scenario taking nitroglycerin if/when not actually needed, may/can cause a headache, an unsafe drop in blood pressure (which may/can lead to syncope, a temporary loss of consciousness, which includes passing out or fainting), and possibly cause tachycardia (fast heartbeat, over 100 beats per minute) as well as palpitations (most commonly premature venticular contractions).

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    billh99 responded:
    aspirins should work.

    Aspirin works by blocking the bodies response to pain. It is also give to people at risk for heart disease or strokes as it inhibits clotting of the blood.

    Nitro is not a "pain pill", rather it's action is to expand the blood vessels so that more blood can get to the heart muscle.


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