Nitrostat is a type of nitrate used to treat symptoms associated with angina (chest pain). This type of medication is successful in relieving an attack as it occurs, preventing an attack which is about to occur and potentially preventing attacks from ever occurring again.
The most common form of Nitrostat is a pill which is placed under the tongue until it dissolves. There are chewable methods available as well. Always follow the directions provided on your prescription label.
Common side effects associated with this type of medication include lightheadedness, dizziness, increased pulse rate, flushed appearance, vomiting, headache and nausea. If the side effects do not go away or appear to be getting progressively worse, contact your doctor or other medical professional for assistance.
Occasionally, doctors will prescribe Nitrostat for other purposes as well.