NITROGLYCERIN

Nitro-Bid, Nitrostat, Nitro

 

INDICATIONS:

 

  • Chest pain consistent with acute coronary symptoms.
  • Pulmonary edema

 

ADMINISTRATION:

 

  • Sprayed under tongue on mucous membrane or given sublingual

 

DOSAGE:

 

ADULT:

 

Spray:

 

  • 0.4 mg/metered dose, Spray 1 or 2 metered doses directly on the oral mucosa under the tongue; may repeat every 5 minutes while symptoms persist
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Sublingual:

 

  • Tablet 0.3 - 0.4 mg; may be repeated every 5 minutes while symptoms persist.

 

Ointment Paste:

 

  • Apply in ½” to 1” thin layer to patient’s skin by means of the dose measured applicator supplied with the tube
  • DO NOT RUB THE PASTE INTO THE SKIN

 

PEDIATRIC:

 

  • NOT APPROVED

 

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS:

 

  • Dilates coronary and systemic arteries

 

RELATIVE CONTRAINDICATIONS:

 

  • Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP)
  • Hypotension/Shock
  • Glaucoma
  • Use of VIAGRA within previous 24 Hours

 

SIDE EFFECTS:

 

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hypotension

 

SPECIAL NOTES / RESTRICTIONS:

 

  • Monitor BP closely before and after administration
  • Should not be administered if VIAGRA has been used within the preceding 24 hours.