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Type Nitrate smooth muscle relaxant and vasodilator
Pres White 600 mcg sublingual tablet
Actions 1. Arterial and venous vasodilatation 2. Dilatation of collateral coronary vessels
Uses 1. Relieve cardiac pain of ischaemic origin 2. Relieve pulmonary oedema
Adv Effects 1. Hypotension 2. Headache 3. Flushing of skin 4. Occasionally – bradycardia
Contras 1. SBP is < 90 2. HR < 50 3. if Viagra or Levitra have been taken within 24 4. last dose of(Cialis), do not administer within 4 to 5 days in the elderly and those with renal impairment; or 3 to 4 days others 5. Known hypersensitivity
Dose Chest Pain: 1 tablet sublingually (600 mcg) Repeat x 1 as necessary APO: 1 tablet sublingually Repeat x1 after 10 minutes if in severe resp distress If: 90 > SBP < 100, or no previous nitrates give 1/2 tablet Repeat 1/2 tablet x 1 as necessary
Created by: mattypepper