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Nitrostat

Drug Name: Nitrostat

Drug ID: 96

Nutritional Considerations

  • Use of alcohol should be avoided.

    1. Drug Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
    2. Allison, R. D. et al., Effects of alcohol and nitroglycerin in vascular responses in man. Angiology, 1971, 22: 211-222.
  • Vitamin C may be helpful in preventing nitrate tolerance. Discuss supplementation with a pharmacist.

    1. Watanabe H, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the preventive effect of supplemental oral vitamin C on attenuation of development of nitrate tolerance. J Am Coll Cardiol 31(6) 1323-1329, 1998.
    2. Bassenge E, et al. Dietary supplement with vitamin C prevents nitrate tolerance. J Clin Invest 31: 67-71, 1998.

Herbal Considerations

  • These herbs may have cardioactive properties and should be avoided while using Nitrostat: black hellebore, calamus, cereus, cola, coltsfoot, devil's claw, European mistletoe, fenugreek, fumitory, digitalis leaf, hedge mustard, figwort, lily of the valley roots, motherwort, pleurisy root, squill bulb leaf scales, white horehound, mate, scotch broom flower, shepherd's purse, and wild carrot

    1. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
    2. PDR for Herbal Medicines, 2nd edition, Medical Economics Company, 2000
  • Natural licorice products, Ginseng, and Ephedra (Ma huang) may cause hypertension, and should therefore be avoided by those with high blood pressure.

    1. Newall CA, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines A Guide for Health-care Professionals. London: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
    2. Brinker, F Herb Contraindications and Drug Interactions, Eclectic Medical Publications, 1998

NDC Codes

00071041724, 00071041813, 00071041824, 00071041924, 00071056924, 00071057013, 00071057024, 00071057124, 00498009824, 53002040399, 54868069100, 54868069101, 54868150801, 54868153801