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What happens if you drop nitroglycerin?
Although rare, withdrawal can be fatal. Withdrawal symptoms include chest pain and other heart problems. These symptoms may be relieved with re-exposure to nitroglycerin or other suitable organic nitrates.
Can nitroglycerin tablets explode?
* Prior to working with Nitroglycerin you should be trained on its proper handling and storage. * Nitroglycerin can explode if SHOCKED or HEATED.
Why do nitroglycerin tablets not explode?
Usually, chemical compounds rely on external sources of oxygen in order to combust or cause an explosive reaction. In nitroglycerin’s case, this step is skipped entirely because it has a vast quantity of oxygen molecules in its chemical structure!
What happens if you take a nitro pill and don’t need it?
If you don’t take it at all: If you don’t take this drug at all, you may have severe chest pain. If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule: This drug is not meant to be taken on a schedule. Take it only when you have chest pain. If you take too much: You could have dangerous levels of the drug in your body.
Does nitroglycerin really explode if dropped?
Nitroglycerin is an oily, colourless liquid, but also a high explosive that is so unstable that the slightest jolt, impact or friction can cause it to spontaneously detonate. It is the speed of the decomposition reaction which makes nitroglycerin such a violent explosive.
What does it feel like when you take nitroglycerin?
Normal, temporary side effects of nitroglycerin include a warm or flushed feeling, headache, dizziness, or lightheadedness. You may also feel a burning sensation under your tongue. Do not take an erection-enhancing medicine if you are taking nitroglycerin.
Does nitroglycerin explode if dropped?
How fast do nitro pills work?
Nitroglycerin sublingual tablets usually give relief in 1 to 5 minutes. However, if the pain is not relieved, you may use a second tablet 5 minutes after you take the first tablet.
When should you not give nitroglycerin?
Nitroglycerin is contraindicated in patients that have reported allergic symptoms to the medication.  Known history of increased intracranial pressure, severe anemia, right-sided myocardial infarction, or hypersensitivity to nitroglycerin are contraindications to nitroglycerin therapy.
Do you give aspirin or nitroglycerin first?
When taken during a heart attack, it could reduce heart damage. Don’t take aspirin if you are allergic to it or have been told by your doctor never to take aspirin. Take nitroglycerin, if prescribed.
What is the side effect of nitroglycerin?
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.
Should you go to ER for angina?
Call 911 if a person who has been diagnosed with and is being treated for angina begins to experience a crushing sensation; stabbing pain; numbness in the chest; or discomfort in the neck, jaw, arms or back.