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Nitro-Bid Side Effects

Although most people have no problems with Nitro-Bid ointment, side effects are possible. Common ones may include headaches, lightheadedness, and dizziness. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience fainting, a bluish discoloration of the skin, or difficulty breathing, as these are potentially serious reactions to this medicine and may require medical attention.

An Introduction to Nitro-Bid Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Nitro-Bid® (nitroglycerin ointment) 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 Nitro-Bid. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Nitro-Bid

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were reported in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Nitro-Bid, includes only vague information on possible side effects, with no percentages provided. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how frequently the side effects occur.
With most nitroglycerin products, including Nitro-Bid, the most notable side effect is headaches. These headaches can be quite severe and can happen every time a person uses the drug. Headaches are most commonly seen with a higher Nitro-Bid dosage.
Lightheadedness and dizziness may sometimes occur; these reactions are usually caused by low blood pressure (hypotension).
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