Nitroglycerin is a medicine most commonly prescribed to relieve or prevent episodes of chest pain (angina). This drug works by relaxing the arteries and veins in the body to improve blood flow to the heart. Several forms of nitroglycerin are available, including capsules, tablets, patches, an ointment, and an intravenous solution. Side effects may include fainting, headaches, and lightheadedness.
What Is Nitroglycerin?
Nitroglycerin (Minitran™, Nitro-Bid®, Nitro-Dur®, Nitrolingual®, NitroMist®, Nitrostat®, Rectiv™) is a prescription medication used for a few different purposes. The most common use of this drug is treating or preventing chest pain (angina). It comes in several forms, including tablets, capsules, patches, an ointment, and an intravenous (IV) solution.
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