Nitroglycerin Ointment Information

If you have coronary heart disease, your healthcare provider may prescribe nitroglycerin ointment (Nitro-Bid®) to help prevent angina (chest pain). This pain occurs when there is inadequate blood supply to the heart. Nitroglycerin ointment can help prevent angina by relaxing the arteries and blood vessels in the body, which helps to improve blood flow.
 
The medication comes in the form of an ointment that is applied to the skin once in the morning and again six hours later. It is essential that your body has at least a 10- to 12-hour break from this drug, as your body would become accustomed to the effects of the medicine otherwise.
 
Before starting treatment with nitroglycerine ointment, review the safety information with your healthcare provider. This medicine may not be suitable for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any other medical condition, such as low blood pressure or any allergies, or are taking any other types of medicine. Potential side effects can include headaches and dizziness.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Nitroglycerin Ointment. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how this medicine works, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)
 

Nitroglycerin Ointment Information

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