Generic Name and Formulations:
Nitroglycerin 2% (15mg/inch); oint; contains lanolin.
Indications for NITRO-BID:
Prophylaxis of angina. Not for acute attacks.
Apply, using applicator, usually to the chest and occlude. Initially ½ inch on awakening and then 6 hrs later; may increase to 1 inch, then to 2 inches twice daily.
Acute MI. CHF. Hypotension. Volume depleted. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Avoid abrupt cessation. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
See Contraindications. Severe hypotension with sildenafil. Vasodilating effects potentiated with alcohol, other vasodilators. Orthostatic hypotension with calcium channel blockers.
Headache, dizziness, flushing, orthostatic hypotension, rash; syncope, methemoglobinemia (rare).
Oint—30g, 60g (w. applicator); Oint—48 x 1g packets