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Nitroglycerin Drug Information

Nitroglycerin (MinitranTM, Nitro-Bid®, Nitro-Dur®, Nitrolingual®, NitroMist®, Nitrostat®) is a drug prescribed for the treatment or prevention of chest pain (angina) associated with coronary artery disease. This medicine is available in several forms, including:
 
  • Tablets
  • Capsules
  • Patches
  • Ointment
  • Intravenous (IV) solution.
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Nitroglycerin works by relaxing the veins and arteries, helping to improve blood flow and oxygen supply to the heart. Because angina is typically caused when there is not enough oxygen to meet the heart's needs, this medication can help relieve angina attacks.
 
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using nitroglycerin, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have low blood pressure, anemia, or any allergies.
 
(Click Nitroglycerin for more information on this drug. Topics discussed in this article include dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while using it.)
 

Nitroglycerin Drug Information

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