Popular Drugs Catalogue



Chemical Name: NITROGLYCERIN (nye-troe-GLI-ser-in)

Common uses
This medicine is a vasodilator used to prevent angina (chest pain). It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Before using
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking sildenafil. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have before using this medicine. WASH HANDS BEFORE and after applying. Apply the patch to the chest, inner side of the upper arm, or shoulder. Clean and dry the skin before applying the patch. If necessary, hair may be removed by clipping. REMOVE THE PATCH from the package. Apply with firm pressure to the skin. To avoid skin irritation, change the treatment site daily. Do not apply to irritated or damaged skin. IF THE PATCH BECOMES LOOSE, remove it and apply a new patch at a different site. After you remove the used patch, fold the sticky side together. Discard the patch out of reach of children and pets. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR PATCH as scheduled, change it as soon as possible then go back to your regular schedule.

DO NOT STOP USING THIS MEDICINE without checking with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE dizziness. Drinking alcohol will worsen this effect. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY GIVE you a headache. This should become less noticeable with time. THIS MEDICINE WILL NOT RELIEVE an acute angina attack. When used on a regular schedule, it prevents angina attacks. FOR MEN: DO NOT TAKE VIAGRA (sildenafil) while using this medicine. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS DRUG IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting when sitting up or standing; headache; rash; nausea or vomiting; fast heartbeat; or flushing of your face and neck. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

If you take too much
If overdose is suspected, remove the patch. Contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include a persistent, throbbing headache; dizziness; confusion; weakness; sweating; changes in heart rate; changes in vision; flushing; nausea; and vomiting.

Additional information
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF YOU WILL BE USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, be sure to obtain necessary refills before your supply runs out.