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Last Updated : 11/23/2017

General Information on Erythrityl Tetranitrate

Generic Name : Erythrityl Tetranitrate

Pronunciation : Ery-thri-tyl-Te-tra-nitrate

Latest prescription information about Erythrityl Tetranitrate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Vasodilators

Trade Names/Brand Names of Erythrityl Tetranitrate

Overview of Erythrityl Tetranitrate

Erythrityl Tetranitrate is a vasodilator used for angina pectoris or severe chest pain.

Why is Erythrityl Tetranitrate Prescribed? (Indications)

Erythrityl tetranitrate is used for the treatment of angina pectoris, chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. It has vasodilator properties.
It relaxes blood vessels and reduces the work load of the heart. It also increases blood flow to the parts of the heart affected by reduced blood flow

When should Erythrityl Tetranitrate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Erythrityl tetranitrate is contraindicated in patients allergic to the drug or in those with severe anemia.
It should not be administered with a drug called riociguat, or phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors like sildenafil and tadalafil.

What is the dosage of Erythrityl Tetranitrate?

The recommended dose of erythrityl tetranitrate is 15 to 60 mg/day.

How should Erythrityl Tetranitrate be taken?

Erythrityl tetranitrate tablets should be taken half an hour before or one hour after a meal.

What are the warnings and precautions for Erythrityl Tetranitrate?

Use with caution in the following conditions:

Liver disease
Kidney disease
Glaucoma or increased pressure within the eye
Hyperthyroidism
Head trauma, brain bleed or increased pressure in the head
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening of the heart muscle)
Low blood pressure
Volume depletion
Recent heart attack

What are the side effects of Erythrityl Tetranitrate?

  Heart and Blood vessels: Low blood pressure, increase or decrease in heart rate, dizziness, facial flushing.
  Methemoglobinemia: In this condition, the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is reduced. This side effect is usually not observed when the drug is taken in normal doses.
  Others: Headache, apprehension, weakness, rashes.

What are the other precautions for Erythrityl Tetranitrate?

The medication should be discontinued if the patient experiences blurred vision
Do not discontinue the medication abruptly.
The effect of the medication could reduce after some time.
Avoid with alcohol intake.

What are the Drug Interactions of Erythrityl Tetranitrate?

Erythrityl tetranitrate should not be given to men who take sildenafil, tadalafil and similar drugs for erectile dysfunction.
The use of other blood pressure lowering drugs along with erythrityl tetranitrate could produce an extremely low blood pressure.
It should not be administered with a drug called riociguat, which is used to treat certain cases of pulmonary hypertension.

What are the storage conditions for Erythrityl Tetranitrate?

Store at the cool and dry place, keep it out reach of children.

Last Updated : 11/23/2017
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