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What If I Overdose on Nitroglycerin?

An overdose with this medication can be dangerous. If you or someone else may have used too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Nitroglycerin Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Information

Nitroglycerin products should be stored at room temperature. The tablets should be kept in their original glass bottle. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.
 

Available Strengths

Nitroglycerin patches (Minitran and Nitro-Dur) come in the following strengths:
 
  • Nitroglycerin patch 0.1 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin patch 0.2 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin patch 0.3 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin patch 0.4 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin patch 0.6 mg per hour
  • Nitroglycerin patch 0.8 mg per hour.
 
Nitroglycerin tablets (Nitrostat) come in the following strengths:
 
  • Nitrostat 0.3 mg
  • Nitrostat 0.4 mg
  • Nitrostat 0.6 mg.
 
Nitroglycerin ointment (Nitro-Bid) comes in one strength: Nitro-Bid 2% ointment, in 30-gram tubes, 60-gram tubes, and 1-gram individual foil packages.
 
For the spray, NitroMist comes in one strength (400 mcg per spray), with 230 sprays per bottle. Nitrolingual and its generic version come in one strength (400 mcg per spray). This product comes in two sizes of bottles: 4.9 gram (60 doses) or 12 gram (200 doses).
 
Nitroglycerin is also available as extended-release capsules, although these products are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They come in the following strengths:
 
  • Nitroglycerin 2.5 mg
  • Nitroglycerin 6.5 mg
  • Nitroglycerin 9 mg.
 
Nitroglycerin also comes in an intravenous (IV) form.
 
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