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General Information on Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray

Generic Name : Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray

Pronunciation : nye troe gli' ser in

Latest prescription information about Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray. 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 Tablets, Capsules and Spray

India- Angised, Angispan T, Glynit, Gtn Sorbit, Gtn Spray, Leonite, Lygly, Myonit, Myovin, Nglong, Ngtel Nig, Nig Inj, Nitrocerin, Nitrocin, Nitroconti, Nitrocure, Nitroday, Nitroderm, Nitrofast, Nitrogesic, Nitroglyn, Nitroject, Nitrolife, Nitroplus, Nitrosol, Nitrovir, Nizo Top Nitro, Vasovin.
International- Nitromist, Nitrostat, Nitro-Time.

Why is Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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 Tablets, Capsules and Spray?

PO- The recommended initial dose is 0.2 mg/hour to 0.4 mg/hour. It may be increased upto 0.4 mg to 0.8 mg/hour for 10 to 12 hours daily for at least 1 month.

How should Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, place it under the tongue.

What are the warnings and precautions for Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, overactive thyroid, head injury, recent heart attack, stroke, low blood pressure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, 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.

What are the side effects of Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray?

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

What are the other precautions for Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Nitroglycerin Tablets, Capsules and Spray?

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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