Nitroglycerin Ointment - Drug Information

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General Information on Nitroglycerin Ointment

Generic Name : Nitroglycerin Ointment

Pronunciation : nye troe gli' ser in

Latest prescription information about Nitroglycerin Ointment. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.9 | Therapeutic Classification : Antianginals

Trade Names/Brand Names of Nitroglycerin Ointment

India : 

International : 

Rectiv, Nitro-Dur, Nitrolingual Pumpspray, Nitrostat, Transderm Nitro

Why is Nitroglycerin Ointment Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nitrate, prescribed for chest pain.  It works by relaxing blood vessels.

When should Nitroglycerin Ointment not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with pre-existing severe chest pain and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Nitroglycerin Ointment?

Adult: As a 0.4% ointment: Apply 1.5 mg intra-anally every 12 hr for upto 8 wk.

How should Nitroglycerin Ointment be taken?

It comes as an ointment to apply topically.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitroglycerin Ointment?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, low blood pressure, increased eye pressure, anemia, heart attack, stroke, head injury, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from while taking this medication.
It may lead to dehydration, if it is so consult with your doctor.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
If condition worsens consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Nitroglycerin Ointment?

   General : Headache, lightheadedness, fainting, increased chest pain and low blood pressure.
   Local : Rash, itching and hives.

What are the other precautions for Nitroglycerin Ointment?

Wash your hands thoroughly after applying this ointment.

What are the storage conditions of Nitroglycerin Ointment?

Store it at room temperature.


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