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General Information on Nitroglycerin Skin Patches

Generic Name : Nitroglycerin Skin Patches

Pronunciation : nye-troe-GLIH-suh-rin

Latest prescription information about Nitroglycerin Skin Patches. 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 Skin Patches

India- Top Nitro, Nitroderm TTS, GTN Spray.
International- Minitran, Nitro-Dur, Nitroderm TTS.

Why is Nitroglycerin Skin Patches Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Nitroglycerin Skin Patches not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with head injury, severe anemia, 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 Skin Patches?

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 should Nitroglycerin Skin Patches be taken?

It comes as a patch to apply over the skin.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitroglycerin Skin Patches?

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.

What are the side effects of Nitroglycerin Skin Patches?

Headache, lightheadedness, fainting, increased chest pain and low blood pressure.

What are the other precautions for Nitroglycerin Skin Patches?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nitroglycerin Skin Patches?

Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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