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Nitrates Lingual Aerosol (Systemic)

Brand Names : Nitrolingual, glyceryl trinitrate

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antianginal

Nitrates ((NYE-trates)) are used to treat the symptoms of angina (chest pain). Depending on the type of dosage form and how it is taken, nitrates are used to treat angina in three ways:

  • to relieve an attack that is occurring by using the medicine when the attack begins;
  • to prevent attacks from occurring by using the medicine just before an attack is expected to occur; or
  • to reduce the number of attacks that occur by using the medicine regularly on a long-term basis.

When used as a lingual (in the mouth) spray, nitroglycerin is used either to relieve the pain of angina attacks or to prevent an expected angina attack.

Nitroglycerin works by relaxing blood vessels and increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its work load.

Nitroglycerin as discussed here is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:

  • Lingual aerosol (U.S.)

Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Nitrolingual

Another commonly used name is glyceryl trinitrate .

† Not commercially available in Canada.


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