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Nitroglycerin Patch Information

Adults with coronary heart disease may be able to prevent angina (chest pain) by using the nitroglycerin patch (MinitranTM, Nitro-Dur®). Available by prescription only, this medicine is applied to the skin and is worn for 12 to 14 hours each day. Headaches, lightheadedness, and fainting are some of the possible side effects of this medicated skin patch.
 
It's important to review this drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Make sure to discuss whether it is safe for you to use the nitroglycerin patch, especially if you have medical conditions such as low blood pressure, dehydration, or certain allergies. Also, this patch can cause negative reactions with a number of substances, including alcohol, calcium channel blockers, and ergot medications, just to name a few.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Nitroglycerin Patch. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how this medication works, what to expect while using it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)
 

Nitroglycerin Patch Information

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