Nitrotap Applicap 10's belongs to the class of anti-anginal medication primarily used to prevent angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. It can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other anti-anginal agents. Angina occurs when the heart does not get a sufficient amount of blood.
Nitrotap Applicap 10's contains nitroglycerin, a natural vasodilator that works by relaxing the blood vessels (veins and arteries). This boosts the blood supply to the heart, allowing more oxygen to reach the heart muscles and reducing chest pain. Thus, it prevents angina.
Use Nitrotap Applicap 10's exactly as prescribed by the healthcare professional. Sometimes, Nitrotap Applicap 10's may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, and application site reactions such as redness, itching or burning sensation. Most of these side effects are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any component present in Nitrotap Applicap 10's, if you are pregnant, suspect you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or if you are breastfeeding. Notify your doctor if you are wearing a patch (Nitrotap Applicap 10's) before an MRI scan, diathermy treatment (treatment using hot wires) and before electrical therapy on the heart. Avoiding alcohol is recommended to rule out possible side effects like fainting or dizziness.
Uses of Nitrotap Applicap 10's
Nitrotap Applicap 10's contains Nitroglycerin, a natural vasodilator primarily used to prevent angina pectoris due to coronary artery disease. Nitrotap Applicap 10's works by relaxing the muscles surrounding blood vessels, making the heart's job easier. Nitrotap Applicap 10's provides a non-invasive and painless way of medication delivery, with the added benefit of providing a consistent therapeutic dosage over a set time period.
Directions for Use
Transdermal patch: Apply the patch to the clean and dry area of the skin as advised by your doctor.Ointment/cream: It is only for external use. Take a small amount of the ointment/cream on the fingertip and apply it as a thin layer on the clean and dry chest area as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid contact of this medicine with your nose or eyes. In case of accidental contact with these areas, rinse with water thoroughly.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Nitrotap Applicap 10's
Application site reactions (redness, itching or burning sensation)
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to nitroglycerin/glyceryl trinitrate, any of the other ingredients of this medicine, or any other nitrates. Do not use Nitrotap Applicap 10's if you take any medication for erectile dysfunction (male impotence). It is not recommended to use Nitrotap Applicap 10's if you have headaches, vomiting or seizures due to raised pressure inside the skull. Please check with your doctor before using Nitrotap Applicap 10's if you have/had anaemia, low blood pressure, head injury, stroke, heart, kidney, liver or lung disease. Before using Nitrotap Applicap 10's, inform your doctor about your medical history and ongoing therapies to rule out any potential adverse effects or interactions.
Drug-Drug interactions: Nitrotap Applicap 10's may interact with medicines used for erectile dysfunction (avanafil, sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil), anaesthetic medications (bupivacaine, chloroprocaine, etidocaine, levobupivacaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine, prilocaine, procaine, ropivacaine, tetracaine), a medicine used to treat pulmonary hypertension (riociguat), medicines used to treat multiple sclerosis (tizanidine), anti-depressants (amitriptyline, clomipramine, imipramine, nortriptyline), medicines used to treat migraine (ergotamine), medicines that lower blood pressure (enalapril, diltiazem, atenolol, lisinopril), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, naproxen), diuretics (chlorothiazide) and medications containing sodium nitrate.
Drug-Food Interactions: Avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have/had a myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, anaemia, dialysis, hypotension, dehydration, intracranial pressure (a medical condition that can cause growing pressure inside the skull), brain injury or pericarditis (swelling and irritation of the thin, sac-like membrane surrounding the heart).
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Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet.
Consume low salt and a low-fat diet.
Exercise regularly. It helps in maintaining proper weight and lowers cholesterol.
Limit salt and sugar intake.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
Choose healthy fats and cut down on trans fat.
Include omega-3 fatty acids, fibre-rich food, fruits, and vegetables.
Get active by doing physical activities such as swimming, brisk walking, or jogging. Take the stairs instead of elevators/lifts.
Angina pectoris: It is a kind of chest pain caused due to decreased blood flow to the heart, which means insufficient oxygen supply to the heart muscle. The chest pain is often triggered by emotional stress or physical activity. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease. The symptoms of angina include dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, tiredness, anxiety or excessive sweating. The risk factors for angina include smoking, diabetes, overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, not exercising, or a history of heart disease.
Concomitant use of nitrates and alcohol may cause hypotension. So intake of alcohol should be avoided with Nitrotap Applicap 10's.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy before using this Nitrotap Applicap 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Nitrotap Applicap 10's.
Inform your doctor if you are a nursing mother before using this Nitrotap Applicap 10's. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Nitrotap Applicap 10's.
Nitrotap Applicap 10's may cause dizziness. So, driving vehicles and operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.
Inform your doctor before using Nitrotap Applicap 10's if you have liver problems or a history of liver conditions. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Inform your doctor before using Nitrotap Applicap 10's if you have kidney problems or a history of kidney conditions. Your doctor will prescribe only if the benefits outweigh the risks.
The safety and effectiveness of Nitrotap Applicap 10's in children have not been established.
How does Nitrotap Applicap 10's work?
Nitrotap Applicap 10's relaxes the muscles surrounding blood vessels, making the heart's job easier. When used on a regular and long-term basis, this helps to prevent angina episodes.
What are the advantages of transdermal patches over traditional dosage forms?
Patients may benefit from Nitrotap Applicap 10's over oral formulations in terms of convenience of administration, easy treatment regimes, and avoidance of the first-pass and peak dosage effects.
Can I take Nitrotap Applicap 10's with erectile dysfunction medication?
No, you should not combine Nitrotap Applicap 10's with an erectile dysfunction medicine such as sildenafil, vardenafil, or tadalafil since it may interfere with Nitrotap Applicap 10's's blood pressure-lowering action.
Does Nitrotap Applicap 10's cause headache?
Yes, headache is the most common side effect encountered while using Nitrotap Applicap 10's. Please drink more fluids while on treatment with Nitrotap Applicap 10's. If the problem persists, consult your doctor.
I have hypotension (low blood pressure), can I use Nitrotap Applicap 10's?
It is recommended not to use Nitrotap Applicap 10's in patients with hypotension (low blood pressure); inform your doctor before using Nitrotap Applicap 10's if you have ever had hypotension.
Can I use antianginal drugs in addition to patches?
You may be prescribed antianginal drugs when patches are not adequate to prevent angina attacks. However, take antianginal drugs in addition to patches only if prescribed by your doctor.
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