Nitroglycerin is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat or prevent angina pectoris (chest pain) due to coronary artery disease. Nitroglycerin is sold under brand names including Nitrostat, Nitro-Dur, NitroMist, and Nitrolingual Pumpspray.
Nitroglycerin is a nitrate. Nitrates are believed to work by dilating arteries.
How do I take it?
Some formulations of Nitroglycerin are taken regularly as maintenance to prevent angina. Other formulations of Nitroglycerin are designed to relieve an acute attack.
Nitroglycerin comes in forms including sublingual tablet, lingual spray, lingual aerosol, and transdermal patch.
The FDA-approved labels for Nitroglycerin products list common side effects including headache, dizziness, weakness, flushed skin, and rash.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Nitrostat include fainting, pounding heartbeat, allergic reactions, and severe headaches.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Nitrostat – RxList
Nitro-Dur – RxList
Nitrolingual Pumpspray – RxList
NitroMist – RxList