Preventing or relieving a sudden attack of angina (chest pain) caused by heart disease. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Nitrostat is a nitrate. It works by dilating (widening) blood vessels. Chest pain occurs when the heart needs more oxygen than it can get. Dilating blood vessels allows blood to flow more easily. This reduces the heart’s workload and the amount of oxygen needed by the heart.

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  • Nitrostat
  • Burning or tingling sensation; dizziness or light-headedness; headache.

    Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
    Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; dry mouth; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; flushing; heavy sweating; pale skin; restlessness; severe or persistent dizziness or headache; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; slow or irregular heartbeat; unusual tiredness or weakness.
  • Do NOT swallow, chew, or crush this tablet. Dissolve the tablet under the tongue or between the cheek and gum. To treat an angina attack, use Nitrostat at the first sign of chest pain. Sit quietly while the tablet is dissolving. The dose may be repeated every 5 minutes until you get relief or as directed by your doctor. Do not use more than 3 tablets in 15 minutes. If chest pain continues after a total of 3 tablets, seek medical attention at once, unless your doctor gives you different instructions. If you use Nitrostat to prevent angina caused by physical activity, use it 5 to 10 minutes before activity unless your doctor tells you otherwise. If you miss a dose of Nitrostat and you are still having chest pain, contact your doctor right away. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about the proper use of Nitrostat.