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What should you do if you take nitroglycerin and still have chest pain?

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If you take your nitroglycerin as instructed and you still have chest pain, get medical help right away.

SOURCES:

Graboys, T. Cardiology, Sept. 16, 2003.

Hambrecht, R. Cardiology, June 4, 2013.

Amsterdam, E. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, published online December 23, 2014.

Boden, W. Drug Design, Development and Therapy, published online August 19, 2015.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

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Schwartz, B. Circulation, published online July 6, 2010.

Warnica, J. Angina Pectoris, Cardiovascular Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version, Merck & Co., Inc. 2016.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 7, 2020

SOURCES:

Graboys, T. Cardiology, Sept. 16, 2003.

Hambrecht, R. Cardiology, June 4, 2013.

Amsterdam, E. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, published online December 23, 2014.

Boden, W. Drug Design, Development and Therapy, published online August 19, 2015.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Harvard Men's Health Watch: Which drug for erectile dysfunction?”

Schwartz, B. Circulation, published online July 6, 2010.

Warnica, J. Angina Pectoris, Cardiovascular Disorders, Merck Manual Professional Version, Merck & Co., Inc. 2016.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 7, 2020

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