Generic Name : Nitroglycerin Skin Patches Pronunciation : nye-troe-GLIH-suh-rin Therapeutic Classification : Antianginals ICD Code : Y52.9
India- Top Nitro, Nitroderm TTS, GTN Spray.
International- Minitran, Nitro-Dur, Nitroderm TTS. Why it is prescribed (Indications) : This medication is a nitrate, prescribed for chest pain. It works by relaxing blood vessels. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with head injury, severe anemia, and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken : Adult: Apply one 5-mg patch distal to the IV site, replace patch at a different skin site either daily or after 3-4 days depending on the patch; continue for as long as the IV infusion is maintained. How it should be taken : It comes as a patch to apply over the skin. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart attack, heart failure, low blood pressure, and thickening of the heart muscle, who are taking other medications, any allergy, 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. Side Effects :
Headache, lightheadedness, fainting, increased chest pain and low blood pressure.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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