Lenitral

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Lenitral uses


Lenitral information

Lenitral is a medicinal product used for the treatment and prevention of angina pectoris. It is currently considered that Lenitral allows the blood vessel walls to relax and dilate, thus increasing the oxygen flow to the cardiac muscles.

Lenitral indications

Lenitral may be employed as a prophylactic means only against angina pectoris. Due to its slow action, this medicine is not suitable for use in the case of an acute attack. As such, your prescriber may recommend the usage of this medical product even if you are feeling well and do not have any symptoms. Also, your prescriber may advise you to use Lenitral for the treatment or prevention of other medical conditions that are not listed here. If you would like to obtain more information regarding the mechanism of action or possible uses of transdermal Nitroglycerine, it is best to ask your personal health care professional or a pharmacist.

Lenitral warnings

Lenitral should not be used for the treatment of patients that are allergic to Nitroglycerine or to any other ingredient of this medical product. Also, allergic reactions to the adhesives used for attaching the patches to the patient's skin have been reported - Lenitral should not be administered to patients that present a hypersensitivity to these adhesives.

This medicine may cause or worsen already present hypotension, especially in elderly patients. As such, special consideration should be paid to such patients that are susceptible to developing low blood pressure. Lenitral should be safe to use during pregnancy and lactation; however it is best that you consult your personal health care provider to determine the risks and benefits of the therapy if you are or plan to become pregnant or if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Lenitral intake guidelines

Your prescriber will provide you with a set of Lenitral application guidelines, which you should closely follow in order to attain the best therapeutic effects. In some cases, the heath care professional's directions will not coincide with the following information; in such situations it is best that you follow the intake guidelines that your physician has provided.

In order to ensure proper administration of the medicine, you will need to correctly apply the Lenitral patches to a clean, shaved area of skin - typically on the upper arm. Wash the area thoroughly with clean water and soap and rinse well before applying the patch. Remove any hair on the application site as it may hinder the medication delivery through the skin. Gently pat the skin dry with a soft towel and apply the Lenitral patch, after removing the protective cover from the adhesive areas of the patch.

If you have any questions or if you would like further details on how to properly apply the transdermal Nitroglycerine patches, it is best to consult with your personal physician.

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Lenitral dosage

In most cases, the prescriber will direct a Lenitral starting dose of 0.2 to 0.4 mg per hour, increasing to maintenance doses of 0.4 to 0.8 mg per hour. The applications need to be kept on the skin for 12 to 14 hours daily allowing a 10 to 12 hour patch-off period. The duration of the therapy as well as the exact dosage will depend on a number of factors specific to each patient; it is best that you closely follow your prescriber's directions. Do not stop using the Lenitral patches without your physician's consent and do not employ a different dosage than you have been prescribed.

Lenitral overdose

Although an overdose with Nitroglycerine is a severe condition requiring immediate medical attention, it requires large doses of the substance. The Lenitral patches only contain a small concentration of Nitroglycerine and it is slowly released into the patient's organism; as such, an overdose with this medicine is highly unlikely as a result of your Lenitral therapy. However, if you have any reason to believe that you may be affected by an overdose you should immediately contact the nearest poisons center or the local hospital or clinic as you may need prompt medical assistance.

Lenitral missed dose

It is strongly suggested that you apply the Lenitral patches at around the same time every day, according to the schedule indicated by your prescriber. This will allow you to obtain the best therapeutic effects from the treatment and will reduce the chances of forgetting about any applications. However, if you forget to use one of the patches when appropriate, it is best to apply it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for another application, you should completely skip the missed Lenitral dose and continue using the product as usual. Do not use larger doses of the medicine in order to compensate for a missed application.

Lenitral side effects

In rare cases, Lenitral may cause a number of adverse effects in patients following a treatment with this medical product. These may include flushing, dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness or a worsening of the angina. The side effects may be mild to severe, and should be brought to the attention of your health care specialist immediately when you begin experiencing them.

Very rarely, you may experience swelling of the face, throat, lips or tongue, breathing troubles or skin affections such as rashes or hives - these are signs of an allergic reaction to the product and you should stop using the patches immediately if you notice any of these. Contact your physician as soon as possible.

Lenitral drug reactions

Lenitral may interact with other type of vasodilator medication and alcohol. You should inform your prescriber of any other drug you are currently taking prior to starting your Lenitral therapy.

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Lenitral pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Lenitral available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.


Lenitral destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Lenitral Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Lenitral pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."NITROGLYCERIN ER (NITROGLYCERIN ) CAPSULE [PD-RX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. Dailymed."NITROGLYCERIN: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "nitroglycerin". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Lenitral?

Depending on the reaction of the Lenitral after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Lenitral not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Lenitral addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Lenitral, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Lenitral consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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Two visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Lenitral drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 6-10mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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6-10mg1
50.0%
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50.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Lenitral drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 weeks to notice the result from using Lenitral drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Lenitral need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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2 weeks1
100.0%

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One visitor reported age

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46-601
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