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Some of the potential side effects of nitroglycerin tablets include headaches, low blood pressure, and nausea. In most cases, reactions to this medicine tend to be minor and easily treated. However, there are also some problems that are potentially serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately, including difficulty breathing, worsening chest pain, and a bluish discoloration of the skin.
An Introduction to Side Effects of Nitroglycerin TabletsJust like any medicine, the nitroglycerin tablet (Nitrostat®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with nitroglycerin tablets. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Nitroglycerin Tablet Side Effects to ReportSome side effects of nitroglycerin tablets are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Worsening chest pain
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A bluish discoloration of the skin (which is a sign of methemoglobinemia, a potentially serious problem)
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing.