Generic Name and Formulations:
Nitroglycerin 0.1mg/hr, 0.2mg/hr, 0.4mg/hr, 0.6mg/hr; transdermal patches.
Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp
Indications for MINITRAN:
Prophylaxis of angina. Not for acute attacks.
Initially one 0.2mg/hr or 0.4mg/hr patch for 12–14hrs/day. Remove patch for 10–12hrs/day.
Acute or recent MI. Volume depletion. Hypotension. Heart failure. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Reduce dose or discontinue if hypotension occurs. Remove before defibrillation or cardioversion. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
See Contraindications. Severe hypotension with sildenafil. Hypotension potentiated with alcohol, other vasodilators, calcium channel blockers.
Headache, dizziness, flushing, hypotension, increased angina, tachycardia, faintness, nausea, vomiting, rash.