(glyceryl trinitrate for angina)



Common English name: glyceryl trinitrate for angina

Brand: GTN, Coro-Nitro, Deponit, Glytrin, Minitran, Nitro-Dur, Nitrolingual, Nitromin, Percutol, Transiderm-Nitro

Application: Angina pectoris (chest pain due to heart disease)






Drug Information on Glyceryl Trinitrate

Contraindications to glyceryl trinitrate

Drug interaction of glyceryl trinitrate

Tips to consider before taking glyceryl trinitrate

Possible side effects of glyceryl trinitrate

How to store glyceryl trinitrate






Drug Information on Glyceryl Trinitrate

Medication Information: Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is prescribed for angina pectoris. Glyceryl trinitrate tablets and sprays have a short-acting effect. This is because the effect of the drug lasts about 20-30 minutes; They are used to quickly relieve angina pain. They can also be used for as long as possible.

Use if you have angina pain, such as before exercise or before climbing stairs. Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) is also available as a skin patch and ointment. These medications are long-acting and are prescribed to prevent the development of angina pain.

If part of the heart muscle does not receive blood and oxygen, heart pain develops in the heart muscle. This pain is usually caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries of the heart or the build-up of fatty substances in the atheroma, because the narrowing of the arteries makes it difficult for the blood to flow to the heart. GTN works in two ways. Glyceryl trinitrate dilates the body's blood vessels, which reduces the pressure on the heart, making it easier for the heart to pump blood around the body. It also increases blood flow to the heart muscle by dilating the blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries).

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Contraindications to glyceryl trinitrate

Pay attention to the expiration date of glyceryl trinitrate and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give glyceryl trinitrate to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

• Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for glyceryl trinitrate.

Check for drug interactions with glyceryl trinitrate and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.


Drug interaction of glyceryl trinitrate

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.


Tips to consider before taking glyceryl trinitrate

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking glyceryl trinitrate:

• If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

• If you have any liver or kidney problems.

• If you have low blood pressure.

• If your doctor has told you that your blood iron level (anemia) or your blood oxygen levels (tissue oxygen) are low.

• If you have hypothyroidism.

• If you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).

• If you have recently had a head injury or heart attack.

• If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

• If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a medicine.


Possible side effects of glyceryl trinitrate

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Common side effects: headache, dizziness, rapid heartbeat (palpitations)

Rare side effects: feeling sick, skin allergies (if you are using the patch type), hot flashes and redness

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of glyceryl trinitrate.


How to store glyceryl trinitrate

• Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

• Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

• Glyceryl trinitrate sublingual tablets should be stored under its own protection. You can only keep the sublingual pill for 8 weeks, after which time you will have to buy a new medicine.

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